SHORT TAKES

Condensed from Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson's reviews, unless noted otherwise.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. Scorsese turns stock scam into very raunchy, very long comedy, with Leonardo DiCaprio. (R) B

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. Idris Elba plays heroic world leader in thorough, not riveting biography. (PG-13) B-

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Strange Ben Stiller vehicle with peaceful appeal, great scenery. (PG-13) B-

GRUDGE MATCH. Stallone and Robert De Niro fight each other as aging boxers. Why? (PG-13) C

47 RONIN. Dull-edged Keanu Reeves Samurai tale. (PG-13) C+

BELIEVE. Bland Justin Bieber documentary. (PG) C Reviewed by Daily News wire services.

AMERICAN HUSTLE. Abscam-derived tale has Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence. (R) B

ANCHORMAN II. Airhead anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) moves to New York, still with no interest in staying classy. (PG-13) B

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Coen Bros. turn the 1960s folk scene into a funny, moving tribute to every artist who almost made it. (R) A

SAVING MR. BANKS. Light comedy about how Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) brought "Mary Poppins" to the screen. (PG-13) B

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D. BBC series gets kid-friendly big-screen treatment. (PG) B

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. Lighter, funnier and with a feisty new female elf. Still too freaking long. (PG-13) B

TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS. Holiday cheerless. (PG-13) C- Reviewed by Daily News Wire Services.

OUT OF THE FURNACE. Too-grim blue-collar epic, with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck. (R) C+

FROZEN. Disney's latest, with tunes by Robert Lopez of "Book of Mormon" fame. (PG). B

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. As smart as the first one, and better looking. (PG-13) B+