THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013): A Satirical Masterpiece - A Video Essay

In this week's video, we delve into Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and how it perfects satire.
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  1. Calvin Folan

    Calvin Folan2 kun oldin

    I'm not an American, I'm not a Trump fan either, but those comparisons being brought up are complete nonsense.

  2. Skittlz

    Skittlz7 kun oldin

    We get it, you don’t like trump, I dint come here for your political opinions

  3. Huko Mukho Bangla

    Huko Mukho Bangla20 kun oldin

    I am a simple guy, I hear people calling midgets as "little people", I stop the damn video and get the f*ck outta here.

  4. Captain Jakemerica

    Captain Jakemerica28 kun oldin

    Gosh I was one of the guys loving Margot Robbie and loving Jordan Belfort one thing I've appreciated about Margot in this movie though is how her character is the stereotypical trophy wife to Belfort but as the film progresses she develops and fuck when Belfort hits her it gets me everytime

  5. Vinod Nair

    Vinod NairOy oldin

    only low iq idiots didnt realise trump will become the president.

  6. Nihilist Russian

    Nihilist Russian2 oy oldin


  7. Bonez  Alota

    Bonez Alota3 oy oldin

    @5:35... No,U Fucking Idiot.. The Flick Was Based On Thee Portrail Of The Times, 1978~1988..etc. ....There Were'nt Many African~American Kats, On The Front~Lines, Of Thee Greed In America... aka "Wall Street Brokers." .... CEO's Corporate Executives. Etc. Keep In Your Mind, From 1900~1920''z 2 NOW... Billionaires... & Trillionairs, Went From 4.... Ta Almost 1,000... About 864.... I Can Guarantee You, They're White... One Of Them, & Their Families Baught & Own 4,Out Of 6 Major Media Corporations. ABC ... NBC .... CBS .... Etc. Railroad Owners, Union Pacific Railroad, Etc. , Adesta Communications, Qwest Communucations, AT&T.. CoxCommunications, Duke Power.... They're All White Owned, U Name~It,They Own~It.... Still Prevalent 2Day.... It's Only OBVIOUS. IN OTHER WORDS... IT WAS AN ABSOLTE ACCURATE DEPICTION... NOT PREDICTION... OF WHAT SWIMMING IN AN ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE, WOULD LOOK~LIKE, FROM AN "OUT~OF~THE~ HOT~BOX,PERSPECTIVE..

  8. Bonez  Alota

    Bonez Alota3 oy oldin


  9. Dirk

    Dirk3 oy oldin

    You're such a dipshit.

  10. Logan Baldwin

    Logan Baldwin3 oy oldin

    You seem to have forgotten that this movie has nothing to do with trump at all

  11. AmerikasFavoriteLuis

    AmerikasFavoriteLuis5 oy oldin

    This is the ideal movie for discussion. Everyone will have different opinions on the morals presented, the characters and the time.

  12. Declan Hargrove

    Declan Hargrove6 oy oldin

    The trump comparisons are totally on point. Anyone who thinks that movies analysis should be devoid of politics or that movies exist in a vacuum is honestly deluded. Nothing is apolitical. If the subtextual comparisons weren’t enough, having them fight in front of Trump Tower spells it out.


    FABNITH7 oy oldin


  14. B. E. O

    B. E. O7 oy oldin

    You know you are born in the wrong time when people like Jordan gets glorified

  15. Meow Meow Uprising

    Meow Meow Uprising7 oy oldin

    I don’t think it is a so much an indictment of capitalism. More a warning about equating everything to if and how profitable something is. Implying every problem is solved with money. I also think it champions the checks and balances which keep greed in check. It tries, successfully I believe, to show the officials who do this vital job as doing an often thankless and unglamorous job. Notice two of the most popular scenes are the FBI agent scoffing at Jordan’s bribe and when the FBI finally charge in and manhandle the brokers same as they would any common criminal. To the audiences credit, I believe that the majority goes away from the movie amused and a bit envious of Jordan’s lifestyle but still admiring and appreciating the guys like Agent Denham. Even as he rides the subway with his ‘sweaty balls’. I may get an involuntary smile watching the brokers hijinks no matter how amoral but I also get chills when Agent Denham finally gets his man and brings the house of cards down. It’s not wanton capitalism that makes America work. It’s capitalism regulated by the unimpeachable.

  16. _Anthrizzle

    _Anthrizzle7 oy oldin

    This essay sucked so much ass

  17. HL Vlogs

    HL Vlogs7 oy oldin

    I don’t even like trump and I’m rolling my eyes at the “trump foreshadowing” you think this movie is

  18. kelly r

    kelly r7 oy oldin

    The folks who claim to be fans of the movie and also identify as Trump supporters really are missing a big piece of the movie's social commentary

  19. Dan Penaranda

    Dan Penaranda7 oy oldin

    I've been reading the comments and it's like the moment he said Trump they're we're all like OH WELP FUCK YOU BRAD THIS 'VIDEO ESSAY' AS U DARED TO CALL IT SUCH IS BULLSHIT like ????? It's not even THIS WOULDVE BEEN A GOOD COMMENTARY IF IT WERENT SO POLITICAL Trump's name was mentioned like less than 10 times how did they reach that conclusion the whole video is now apparently tarnished bc he said Trump like wtf

  20. Eli Lastnamington

    Eli Lastnamington7 oy oldin

    Orange man bad!

  21. S1gmus

    S1gmus7 oy oldin

    General audiences aren’t understanding the message of the film however When reviewers say it’s glorifying the lifestyle more than its critiquing it, whether or not that’s actually true of the filmmakers intentions, it still rings true for most average citizens. I love movies and I love finding out what a film is trying to tell me, but that isn’t the case with the average moviegoer, especially when the phrase “turn your brain off” has become rampant with other blockbusters, making the perception of these films entirely come from the surface level Films influence people, and it’s the filmmakers job to make sure they’re getting the right message across, I don’t think The Wolf Of Wall Street did this

  22. Miami Calling

    Miami Calling7 oy oldin

    runs out of things to say insert weak Trump reference, because as we all know Trump is the evilest man in history go back to the drawing board, please makes me cringe quite a lot how so many channels and comedians do this like its a massive 1-0 over everyone and news flash this is a film based on an autobiography so if anything wouldn't it, jeez idk be better to compare it to Jordan and all that he did instead of picking on Trump coz you're a pussy and have nothing useful to say.

  23. Robin Gifford

    Robin Gifford7 oy oldin

    Why does he keep talking about trump?

  24. chatanwarrior

    chatanwarrior7 oy oldin

    yeah you're an idiot if you think trump hates minorities considering he's won awards for helping us and has created more jobs and lowered unemployment rates, especially among black americans.

  25. Jonah Chadwick

    Jonah Chadwick7 oy oldin

    Do you, and I know I'm reaching here, but do you by chance not like Donald Trump?

  26. Steven Ganas

    Steven Ganas7 oy oldin

    Trump's rise to power and how he views minorities 🤣 can you stop there please.

  27. A Vargas

    A Vargas7 oy oldin

    I'd give this essay a D 😳

  28. Anna Smith

    Anna Smith8 oy oldin

    I really disagreed with this analysis. I don't think Scorsese wanted you to like the main character or to forget about the bad things he had done. Any scene where someone praised Belfort was done in such a ridiculous way so as to point out how ridiculous the thought that Belfort was in the right was. Scenes taking place outside of trump tower literally just seems like a setting that is known to the audience for it's extravagance not because people thought badly of trump. No one really thought badly of trump until he ran for office. Interesting video but I think you're talking your personal belief that Americans aspire to be rich jerks and stretching it to fit a complete satire.

  29. Do You Dont You

    Do You Dont You8 oy oldin


  30. Zack S

    Zack S8 oy oldin

    Mmmm better be careful with the politics but good video #MAGA

  31. Carolyn R

    Carolyn R8 oy oldin

    This video would be good if it wasn’t so political for no reason...

  32. despresso

    despresso8 oy oldin

    GREAT video essays

  33. Anthony Gronock

    Anthony Gronock8 oy oldin

    Take your fucking biased politics out of my video essay. This had nothing to do with trump, they were outside of trump tower because having an apartment there was a huge symbol of status and power. I'm not even a trump fan, but you fucking disgust me

  34. Oz

    Oz8 oy oldin

    A lot of people don’t get GTA is satire either. I think that a lot of times satire just goes over people’s’ heads

  35. Playstation Wins/fails

    Playstation Wins/fails8 oy oldin

    Really doesn’t have many similarities to trump seeing as he’s never drank alcohol or done drugs and has always said that. He’s lived a rich life but isn’t really anywhere near DiCaprios character in this movie even as a parody

  36. Joe Brooks

    Joe Brooks8 oy oldin

    you talked so much about how we understand belforts character yet for a video with an agenda against trump, you still talk of trump in a two dimensional way

  37. chatanwarrior

    chatanwarrior7 oy oldin

    because he has an agenda and can only parrot what he's seen on cnn

  38. tm fam

    tm fam8 oy oldin

    These trump comparisons are so unnecessary.

  39. tm fam

    tm fam7 oy oldin

    @Gibbypastrami fair point but personally I think that an analysis of a film shouldn't be a place to further a political opinion. My comment wasnt meant as an attack on him or a criticism and I don't have much of an opinion on trump it was simply meant as a personal observation.

  40. Gibbypastrami

    Gibbypastrami7 oy oldin

    @tm fam probably because this guy doesnt like Trump, the video is pretty much saying that Jordan is an asshole, narrator also thinks Trump is an asshole, both are business men who embody the American Dream: comparison

  41. tm fam

    tm fam7 oy oldin

    @Gibbypastrami I understand that they are both successful people who embody the American dream. But if that's your justification for comparing the two then why not Bill Gates or Steve jobs or any major American business man . There personalities are not similar. So if success is the only legitimate comparison why single out Trump.

  42. Hi How Are You?

    Hi How Are You?7 oy oldin

    @kelly r yes legitimate. What else would you call it?

  43. kelly r

    kelly r7 oy oldin

    @Hi How Are You? "Legitimate businessman"

  44. zeriswhey Yep

    zeriswhey Yep8 oy oldin

    you really think there were a lot of blacks on wallstreet don’t you? very smart guy

  45. Jacob Casel

    Jacob Casel8 oy oldin

    US Capitalism and the violence it produces has been a problem long before trump. There’s more of an historical thru line to the housing bubble, which I’d have to guess Scorsese was considering when he made the movie. I’d also pose the question, is satire effective if a large portion of its audience can’t recognize it as satire? I don’t have a particularly good answer to that question, and maybe it very much depends on the medium and the audience

  46. number1ninja5

    number1ninja58 oy oldin

    I like the video good job. Keep it up

  47. Dad Mom

    Dad Mom8 oy oldin

    Bro do you even know about politics and trump Because everything you say is opinion

  48. C J

    C J8 oy oldin

    What song is at like 4:50?