‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Now Reportedly Runs 3 Hours, Will Be Martin Scorsese’s Longest Feature To Date

'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Now Reportedly Runs 3 Hours, Will Be Martin Scorsese's Longest Feature To Date

There has been a lot of talk surrounding Martin Scorsese‘s “The Wolf Of Wall Street“—whether or not it would be finished in time, rumors of NC-17 material and of course, the overall length of the movie, etc. Last we heard, it was going clock in at 2 hours 45 minutes, but word from abroad suggests that the runtime has been padded further.

The folks over at Allocine are reporting that according to France distributor Metropolitan Filmexport, “The Wolf Of Wall Street” now clocks in at 2 hour and 59 minutes (which we can only surmise was done to get under a 3 hour-limit). This would make the movie Scorsese’s longest feature to date, besting the 2 hour and 50 minute “The Aviator” and 2 hour and 58 minute “Casino.” It also means you will probably want to make sure you go to the bathroom before you settle in on Christmas Day. 

Meanwhile, until we wait Scorsese’s opus of hubris and good looking people doing awful things, Owen Weber has put together a mashup pairing “The Wolf Of Wall Street” with “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The result? “The Wolf Of Bedford Falls.” Clever stuff, watch below.

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Comments

James

What's wrong with you people?? Scorsese is the only filmmaker of his generation still putting out flawless films. His age has not effected his story telling one bit – I cannot wait for this movie!

T.J.

Check your facts. This isn't Scorsese's longest at all. No Direction Home is 3 hours and 26 minutes and both A Personal Journey Through American Movies and My Voyage to Italy are over four hours long.

Personally, I'll take all the Scorsese I can get. Gangs of New York seemed to suffer primarily from trying to meet an arbitrary length. Marty has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to pacing and storytelling.

bob

I predict it has the same level of success as Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – posts a low opening figure and slowly earns its budget back, but won't be the hit that Warner Bros wanted. 3 hours is too much for today's adult audience, and it will likely limit the number of times it gets shown in a day, especially for venues that will likely only play it on 1-2 screens (at most).

Hipster

Do Xmas audiences really wanna spend three hours with a Wall Street asshole? This could be a huge bomb.

FAIL

I don't think the public is going to be interested in the inside stories of those who are actively fleecing and ruining our country, regardless if they "get their's" in the end (Especially if it's going to take 3 hours until they do).

JOHN

Who cares about the runtime of films? Clearly not the LCDs as they will sit through 2.5 hr Transformers movies. So who cares? If it's good, it's good. Short or long.

Yup

Hope this finally gets James Stewart his first Oscar.

Nope

Pass.

Nah

Looks loud and boring.

d

Awesome. Hope it's true.

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