The Irishman Reviews

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December 7, 2019
... like Scorsese trying to out-runtime Quentin Tarantino... the retreaded framework of 1995's Casino... plus two hours of indulgent padding.
December 7, 2019
The film's overarching emotional aesthetic is its own awareness of the emptiness that feels inherent in its protagonist - we are moved by the profundity of absence and the unrewarding emptiness of his silence.
December 7, 2019
Primarily, the film is an actor's showcase, with meaty arcs for De Niro, Pesci, Pacino, and others, with reigned-in direction that results in some surprisingly restrained performances. Pesci, in particular, is a revelation.
December 6, 2019
Yes, the technology makes his face look less lined, a sophisticated computer version of what Hollywood used to do for aging actresses playing younger than their true age. But a 76-year-old with an unlined face still cannot pass for a 26-year-old.
December 6, 2019
For all its tragedy, the story of The Irishman is told with love - a grudging but expansive love, one that neither condemns nor praises but rather looks deep inside each character to find a strangled humanity.
December 6, 2019
This movie is a monument. A beautiful essay on old age, filmmaking and fiction by a grand american master. Mesmerizing and deeply moving. [Full review in Spanish]
December 6, 2019
Buried within the excess, it's a fantastic film. Is The Irishman really an hour better than Goodfellas?
December 6, 2019
A cinematic memento mori, "The Irishman" (aka "I Heard You Paint Houses") is one of Martin Scorsese's all-time greatest films.
December 6, 2019
In a film packed with star turns, Joe Pesci absolutely runs away with the entire movie.
December 5, 2019
This is not the best film of the year. It's not even the best Scorsese film of the 2010's (that would be The Wolf of Wall Street). That said, it's still a very good film.
December 5, 2019
Scorsese doesn't disappoint, and neither do his three principals, each delivering some of the finest work of their respective careers.
December 4, 2019
It is the banality of violence, the sense that Frank, and others like him, are just working men doing a job, that makes The Irishman so haunting, and that plays out the character's ultimate lack of emotional or spiritual redemption.
December 4, 2019
You will need the breaks to keep up with this beautifully told story, performed with great delicacy, especially by De Niro.
December 4, 2019
The Irishman sees everyone bringing their A game. The way the cast interacts is like music. Each seasoned player riffing off the other but never grandstanding. It is an acting masterclass.
December 4, 2019
There are decisions made here that show Scorsese at his finest, most methodical, and I love it. It takes its time, such as the slow ticking of life, without avoiding the immeasurable weight of this story.
December 4, 2019
The Irishman is one of the best films of the year...a meditation on morality and mortality, a look at what it means to live a good life and what it means to feel that life slipping away.
December 3, 2019
It was engaging, thought-provoking, insightful, everyone in the movie did a great job.
December 3, 2019
In The Irishman, Scorsese delivers a lucid and mature work that is as moving as it is spectacular. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 3, 2019
In Scorsese's masterful hands it becomes an American tragedy writ-large, a sweeping portrait of great potential cut down by greed and corruption, and a road to hell paved by the best of intentions.
December 3, 2019
The characters are loyal to each other, and they love each other, as the men who interpret them. [Full review in Spanish]
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