Middle East cinemagoers bemoan lack of swearing in The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street may have caused widespread controversy across much of the world for its depiction of white-collar debauchery and excessive swearing, but cinemagoers in the Middle East have admitted that they’re baffled by all the fuss.

“I went to see [The Wolf of Wall Street] this morning expecting to be absolutely horrified, but nothing.. not even a raised eyebrow,” said Shelina Mackie, a trainee yoga teacher in Abu Dhabi. “That stuff about orgies and drugs was obviously just a clever marketing ploy. It certainly fooled me.”

Khaldoon E. Chang, a retired baker in Dubai, said the promise of a record 506 uses of the word ‘fuck’ in the film was never met.

“There wasn’t even one! Every time DiCaprio opened his mouth and it felt like it was going to come out, there was just silence. Utter lies.”

Chang also admitted that, despite the rave reviews the film has received from critics, he felt The Wolf Of Wall Street was somewhat disjointed.

“I know Scorsese is supposed to be a cinema maestro, but to me the scenes just didn’t seem to flow together and it was sometimes quite jumpy and confusing,” he said.

“And all that talk about it being a three-hour epic was completely unjustified. I was in and out in under 40 minutes. To be honest, I think Marty has lost it.”

9 Responses to Middle East cinemagoers bemoan lack of swearing in The Wolf of Wall Street

  1. John Q. January 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Exactly. The fuss had been totally exaggerated. It went so far that the release of sci-fi master piece “Schindler’s List” got totally unnoticed as the media gave all their attention to the Wolf of Wall Street. Luckily, the lack of success enabled OSN to have Spielberg’s brand new feature already broadcast in January.

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  2. Anonymous January 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Hahhahahhaha, nice!

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  3. Dani January 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Haha fantastic, another masterpiece manipulated for our viewing pleasure, cant wait to buy the 30 minute DVD here!!

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  4. Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Joke! 45 minutes lost of what looked like a great film

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  5. Baba January 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    The movie was cut to death. More than 30 minutes are missing in the UAE version

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  6. Anonymous January 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I went to the Abu Dhabi Film Festival screening of ‘Deep Throat’: that’s 1 minute and 22 seconds I’ll never get back.

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    • Ian January 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

      I only made it 30 seconds in…. Isn’t that normal?

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  7. Alan Sunlotion January 14, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Funny how they cut these kind of films but blood and guts hard core horror films are OK. Strange lot!

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    • Chrystal Chipotle January 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

      Especially in the shisha cafes and before school on Dubai 1.

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