Critics slam Great Gatsby

Even though deafening cheers welcomed Amitabh Bachchan at the premiere of The Great Gatsby, his maiden Hollywood venture seems to have hit the wall. The great Gatsby opened to mix reviews, and several US critics chose to slam the film terming it as, ‘Loud, dull, vulgar, over the top!’
 
Bachchan plays the minor but important role of Meyer Wolfsheim, a shady Jew who serves as a father figure to Leonardo's character. This morning, the actor posted an excerpt from Variety magazine's review of The Great Gatsby on his Twitter page: "By far the liveliest work in the film comes from two actors with only a few minutes of screen time between them: the lithe, long-limbed newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as gabby golf pro Jordan Baker, and, in a single scene that marks his belated Hollywood debut, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the flamboyant Jewish "gambler," Meyer Wolfsheim." He further added: “In shocked disbelief... no no this cannot be true... !!!”
 
But, sadly that’s one of the few reviews that have something good to say. The New Yorker criticised Luhrman's direction for its "vulgarity" and "stunning absence of taste." Huffington Post said that while the film starts off brash and loud "what's left are some subpar performances and a lot of voice-over narration".  While the critics have been largely underwhelmed by the highly-anticipated film, audiences will get the chance to have their say when the film hits the theatres on May 30.

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