‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Isn’t Martin Scorsese’s Longest (Or Even This Year’s Longest)

By  · Published on October 30th, 2013

Perhaps you’ve heard by now that Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated The Wolf of Wall Street is (finally) set to hit theaters on Christmas Day after persistent chatter that the film could be pushed all the way until sometime next year, making it the most gaudy and bonkers gift most of us are likely to recieve this holiday season. But the film’s official new release date also comes with word on the film’s runtime – an intersting bit of trivia, considering its delays were reportedly rooted in the studio’s need for Scorsese to chop down its original 180-minute cut – that now clocks in at a heady 165 minutes.

The film’s fresh runtime is already getting plenty of buzz on the Internet – most people seem jazzed about so much madness and Leonardo DiCaprio dancing and toasting to enjoy, but a few people are already blowing raspberries about such length (what’s wrong with you?!), so we felt it was time to investigate how the true-life tale stacks up against both other Scorsese films and some other 2013 releases. The answer may surprise you (hint: it’s in our headline).

At 165 minutes, The Wolf of Wall Street is pretty much par for the course when it comes to a Scorsese production. Here, take a look at sampling of the filmmaker’s longest films to date:

George Harrison: Living in the Material World – 208 minutes

Casino — 178 minutes

The Aviator – 170 minutes

Gangs of New York – 167 minutes

The Wolf of Wall Street – 165 minutes

The Last Temptation of Christ – 164 minutes

The Departed — 151 minutes

Goodfellas – 146 minutes

The Age of Innocence – 139 minutes

Shutter Island – 138 minutes

Kundun — 134 minutes

Raging Bull — 129 minutes

Cape Fear – 128 minutes

Hugo — 126 minutes

Shine a Light — 122 minutes

Bringing Out the Dead – 121 minutes

The Color of Money – 119 minutes

Taxi Driver – 113 minutes

Mean Streets – 112 minutes

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – 112 minutes

The King of Comedy – 109 minutes

Sure, The Wolf of Wall Street ain’t no thang for Marty (and, really, based on what we’ve seen of the film so far, who wouldn’t want to see three hours of it?), but what about for 2013 as a whole? Please. This thing fits right in.

Blue Is the Warmest Color – 187 minutes

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — 160 minutes

Prisoners – 153 minutes

The Lone Ranger – 149 minutes

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 146 minutes

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – 143 minutes

The Great Gatsby – 143 minutes

Man of Steel – 143 minutes

The Place Beyond the Pines – 140 minutes

Captain Phillips – 134 minutes

12 Years a Slave – 134 minutes

Star Trek Into Darkness — 132 minutes

Lee Daniels’ The Butler – 132 minutes

White House Down – 131 minutes

Pacific Rim – 131 minutes

Fast and Furious 6–130 minutes

Oz the Great and Powerful – 130 minutes

Mud – 130 minutes

Iron Man 3–130 minutes

Pain and Gain – 129 minutes

Jobs – 128 minutes

42–128 minutes

The Wolverine – 126 minutes

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The Wolf of Wall Street opens on Christmas Day. Settle in for the long, drug-fueled journey of greed. Happy holidays!

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