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'The Great Gatsby' gets mixed reviews

Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Leonardo DiCaprio as

Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama " The Great Gatsby," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

In his three-star review of "The Great Gatsby," which ran in Wednesday's Newsday, Rafer Guzmán called the movie "the most entertaining 'Gatsby' yet." Here's what four other critics had to say:

* "The cast is first-rate, the ambience and story provide a measure of intoxication and, most importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are tenaciously addressed." -- The Hollywood Reporter

* "Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' is all about the glitter, but it has no soul -- and the fact that he's directed it in 3-D only magnifies the feeling of artificiality." -- Associated Press

* "Jazzy, fizzy and often quite fun, Baz Luhrmann's "Pretty Good Gatsby" takes F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great American Novel out for a sometimes dazzling, always irreverent spin." -- McClatchy-Tribune News Service

* "Because Luhrmann has an eye for spectacle but is deaf to emotional detail, he has turned an exquisitely told story of doomed romance into a 3-D production with all the depth of a pop-up book." -- Los Angeles Times

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