The Irishman Reviews

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December 13, 2019
When the story sprawls, it's always in the direction of character development. De Niro is absolutely masterful.
December 12, 2019
Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" is a rich meditation on the legendary director's longtime obsessions: gangsters, violence, Catholicism, moral conflict and male friendship.
December 12, 2019
But it's De Niro who lands the knockout punches here... De Niro's Sheeran is a shell of a man, whose empty gaze and remorseless duty-killings untether him from his very soul. It's a pitch perfect performance.
December 12, 2019
The pièce de résistance is the remarkably mournful final act: an apt end point for Scorsese's career long interest in tales that detail the price that comes from a life of sin
December 12, 2019
The Irishman is larger in scale than anything [Martin Scorsese] ever done before, and it's stunning just how utterly captivating it is at every moment.
December 12, 2019
It...forces us to reconsider a body of work that is far more expansive than it is often given credit for by changing the template of his previous mob films and foregrounding questions of aging both in its text and its production.
December 12, 2019
The affecting, ruminative finale and the melancholic last scene leaves a metaphorical door ajar in our hearts, a deep hollow that's hard to fill...
December 12, 2019
Everything Scorsese has done with The Irishman makes the film a true masterpiece. Believe the hype, buy into the buildup. It is that good.
December 12, 2019
I found the time length of the film adequate to convey the story line and time passes quickly when you become absorbed in the school of acting displayed before you.
December 12, 2019
Despite its length, The Irishman is riveting. It confirms Scorsese as one of the great American filmmakers.
December 11, 2019
It's as if the director was out to prove, once and for all, that he's the last member of the movie-brat generation who's still got it. And got it, he does.
December 11, 2019
Methodical, lyrical, and powerful, it earns every minute of its three-and-a-half hour running time.
December 11, 2019
Winding and anecdotal as The Irishman sometimes is, that last hour is up there with the best work Scorsese has done.
December 11, 2019
All of these performances are amazing, but I would single out Pesci for special mention.
December 10, 2019
A layered exploration of the passage of time and the roles small men play in the big moments of history. But the digital de-aging thing ... I dunno guys.
December 10, 2019
The old masters at work here, including Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, seem to disregard anything noisy or inessential and get to the point without fuss. The Irishman is reserved, though not repressed.
December 10, 2019
It's about the lies we tell ourselves, our equivocations and delusions. So maybe Frank is making all this up too...
December 10, 2019
The Irishman is carried by numerous career-defining performances and Scorsese is incredibly still at the top of his game, with perhaps his most delicately crafted film yet.
December 10, 2019
I admire the filmmaking here, and with three-and-a-half hours there's a lot of greatness in it.
December 10, 2019
Producer/director Martin Scorsese's latest is an almost overwhelmingly epic drama that forms a pseudo-trilogy with his Good Fellas and Casino but is even bigger than those films, and so damn sour.
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