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Jim Vejvoda’s “Penny Stocks” Thrills From the Opening Bell

In response to Jim Vejvoda’s 1448‑word review of The Wolf of Wall Street on IGN Movies

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As with most IGN reviews, and Jim Vejvoda’s in particular, “SEX, DRUGS, AND PENNY STOCKS,” is not at a loss for words.

You know you’re in for a long haul when Vejvoda expends 367 words at the beginning of the piece engaging in an extended biography of sorts of Jordan Belfort (the real guy, not the character).

If you’re of the right disposition, this is a thing of beauty. Rarely do reviews get this in-depth or assume you are a human being of moderate intelligence. If you prepare yourself for the journey and settle in, you’ll have a great time with this one.  

For a review of this heft, the structure and writing have to be stellar. Thankfully, Vejvoda understands this and delivers an orderly piece whose prose is imbued with such clarity and purpose that the paragraphs fly by with an ease that only the best writers achieve.  

The critique is exhaustive. Vejvoda is given the time and space to fully expound on his premises and readers are all the better for it—no stone is left unturned and he even goes on a few (mostly) worthwhile tangents.  

If you like reviews that give you credit as a reader and then reward you for it, get on this one now.     

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