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Leonardo DiCaprio

  • The Revenant (2016)

    DiCaprio the Revenant Review by Matt Anderson: A grueling experience (and that's a compliment).

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Raw, brutal Revenant proves riveting

  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    DiCaprio hunts as the Wolf of Wall Street Review by Robert Denerstein: Scorsese and DiCaprio whip up excitement, but where's the depth?

  • Django Unchained (2012)

    Waltz makes Foxx Django Unchained Review by Marty Mapes: Countless great scenes in the Tarantino universe

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Different setting, same old Tarantino

  • J. Edgar (2011)

    DiCaprio risks J. Edgar Review by Robert Denerstein: Much to admire, but eventually becomes too laborious

  • Shutter Island (2010)

    DiCaprio can't escape Shutter Island Review by Matt Anderson: Good Scorsese coulda been better

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Suggests more than it actually delivers

  • Revolutionary Road (2009)

    Kate and Leo move to Revolutionary Road Review by Marty Mapes: Can't tell whether Mendes speaks through his characters or speaks about them

  • Body of Lies (2008)

    Leo surrenders to the Body of Lies Review by Matt Anderson: Scott, DiCaprio, and Crowe play one hell of a spy game

  • Blood Diamond (2006)

    DiCaprio and Hounsou tackle the Blood Diamond Review by Matt Anderson: A good adventure, but the stories get wrapped up so neatly they belong in a Tiffany box

  • The Departed (2006)

    Nicholson doesn't mourn The Departed Review by Marty Mapes: Another very good gangster movie from Martin Scorsese, and a faithful remake

  • The Aviator (2004)

    DiCaprio captures the good half of Aviator Hughes Review by Marty Mapes: Feels like a whole, complete movie, without oversimplifying Hughes' life

  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    Review by Matt Anderson: This highflying caper works on many levels

  • Gangs of New York (2002)

    Day-Lewis and Di Caprio lead the Gangs of New York Review by Marty Mapes: Gangs of New York is epic. The words "sweeping" and "spectacle" probably ought to be used too

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: DVD has great extras on the history and the sets, but not enough on Daniel Day-Lewis