The Great Gatsby (1974)

Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black,
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
  • 6.4 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Francis Ford Coppola, Writer:
  • Jack Clayton, Director:
  • David Merrick, Producer:

Trailer:

/ 10

The film is faithful to the letter of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel but entirely misses its spirit.

/ 10

In sum this picture is a total failure of every requisite sensibility. A long, slow, sickening bore.

/ 10

The Francis Coppola script and Jack Clayton's direction paint a savagely genteel portrait of an upper class generation that deserved in spades what it got circa 1929 and after.

/ 10

Director Jack Clayton seems overawed by the opulence of the production as well as by the mythic presence of Fitzgerald -- and the result is a film of shimmering surface brilliance and almost complete lack of focus or substance.

/ 10

A literary adaptation that continually begs detrimental comparison with the novel, this relies too much on appearance, making little attempt to explore behind the beguiling '20s facade.