|Release Date||:||11/01/2019 (US)|
|Time||:||03 Hours 29 Minutes|
Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.
written by SWITCH. on 12 November 2019
It would almost be wrong to call ‘The Irishman' a film; rather, it acts more like a tapestry. This isn't telling one story, but a number of stories spanning decades that just so happen to involve the same group of dangerous gangsters, sharing the same threads of beautiful cinematography, great visual effects and patient editing. With his increasingly lengthy run times, Scorsese seems to be realising that a life cannot be condensed down into a clean 100-minute arc, and audiences should get excited by the opportunity to experience the art of film in this way. It's a sight to behold. - Ashley Ter... read the rest.
written by Stephen Campbell on 24 November 2019
Far too long, but arguably Scorsese's most thematically complex Don't let any man into your cab, your home, or your heart, unless he's a friend of labour. Jimmy Hoffa When Jimmy saw that the house was empty, that nobody came out of any of the rooms to greet him, he knew right away what it was. If Jimmy had taken his piece with him he would have gone for it. Jimmy was a fighter. He turned fast, still thinking we were together on the thing, that I was his backup. Jimmy bumped into me hard. If he saw the piece in my hand he had to think I had it out to protect him. He took a... read the rest.
written by Gimly on 29 December 2019
This being nominated for SAG's 'Best Acting Ensemble' is basically like when Bohemian Rhapsody won 'Best Editing' at the Oscars. This uh... This movie's better though. Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go.
written by msbreviews on 30 December 2019
It might not be Martin Scorsese's best film yet, but it's one more proof that he's one of the most talented filmmakers ever. With Robert De Niro delivering his best performance of the decade, Al Pacino going crazy and Joe Pesci brilliantly coming out of retirement, The Irishman is a wonderfully-written, (very) long story about friendship and life. The best editing (Thelma Schoonmaker) of the year makes the runtime smoother, but it still drags on for too long. I also feel that Anna Paquin's character should have had more impact. The de-aging VFX is mind-blowing, even if it takes a few minutes to... read the rest.
written by JPV852 on 6 November 2020
Wanted to love this but there were moments where I sort of lost interest. And while I don't at all mind lengthy movies (Godfather Part II and Apocalypse Now are two of my favorite movies), this one was probably a good 20-minutes too long IMO. That said, nice to see De Niro at least trying to act rather than sleepwalk through a role and seeing Joe Pesci was great. Pacino however I never 100% bought into playing Hoffa. Guess it's worth checking out but doesn't hold a candle to other Scorsese's films. 3.5/5
written by r96sk on 12 March 2021
A fascinating watch - totally worth the 209 minute run time. There's so much to like about 'The Irishman'. From the top class performances, the ace cinematography, the excellent music and, most importantly, the captivating plot. I enjoyed this more than (the great) 'Goodfellas', which is my only previous experience of a Martin Scorsese film. Robert De Niro is always a fantastic watch and here he is no different, I absolutely loved every scene of him as Frank. Al Pacino (Jimmy) and Joe Pesci (Russell) are also superb, Pacino particularly. Away from those three, you also h... read the rest.