The critics agree: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the feel-good hit of the summer!

The New York Observer‘s Rex Reed is effusive in his praise, labeling the film “elegant,” a “triumph,” and a “masterwork.”

Entertainment Weekly‘s Chris Nashawaty is similarly impressed, noting that he left the film with a “fizzy high.”

Christy Lemire of the Associated Press notes that director Luhrmann is “the ideal director to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story to the screen.”

Lemire isn’t alone.  The Village Voice‘s Stephanie Zacharek says Luhrmann’s work oozes “class” and “taste.”

But perhaps The New Yorker‘s David Denby put it best, summing up his reaction in one word: “Stunning.”