The Irishman Reviews

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November 26, 2019
Veracity aside, The Irishman is Scorsese at the peak of his powers. It's not a minute too long at three hours and 20 minutes...
November 21, 2019
There are 209 minutes in "The Irishman" and not one of them is wasted.
November 18, 2019
Whether seen on the big screen or a small one, The Irishman is among 2019's best motion pictures and should receive its share of Oscar attention in 2020.
November 18, 2019
"The Irishman" moves slowly and pensively, invests in the natural rhythm of conversations and stops to smell the roses.
November 14, 2019
It's the ultimate fusing of Scorsese's two sides... And even though it takes a while to get there, the movie is a masterpiece, one made by a man counting down his own years as if they were rosary beads.
November 14, 2019
"The Irishman" is long, to be sure, but it's never less than compelling - Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci, all in their mid-to-late-70s, are each carrying a lifetime of work, with practiced ease.
November 13, 2019
"The Irishman" is cinema, of the highest order.
November 12, 2019
It's not going to blast you through the back of the theater... Instead, it's going to engender feelings of sadness and regret amid a renewed appreciation for the director's filmmaking and storytelling prowess.
November 8, 2019
A brand new classic.
November 8, 2019
f there is still any doubt as to Scorsese's artistry, The Irishman will put skeptics to bed. Or six feet under.
November 8, 2019
"The Irishman" isn't a soaring achievement: It's a deliberate, thoughtful and somewhat muted one. No matter where that traveling camera goes, it subverts our expectations at every turn. Which can sometimes feel like a drag, but also exactly right.
November 7, 2019
This is the best movie of the year so far and one of the best films of the decade.
November 7, 2019
This is peak [Martin] Scorsese -- all manner of terrible things made wonderful to look at.
November 7, 2019
It's a cinematic tour de force in form and substance, representing late-career high points for director Scorsese and his lead actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
November 7, 2019
The Irishman is Scorsese's elegy to the gangster picture. Every inch of the way, he demystifies the glamour of the mafia; stripping away layers of the façade, until there is nothing but an ominous void.
November 6, 2019
The Irishman is pure cinema, all three and a half hours of it - and one of Scorsese's jazziest, most difficult films, borrowing from many sources while riffing freely though often mournfully on the themes and techniques of his previous crime epics.
November 4, 2019
It is to gangster movies what John Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" was to westerns. Without a doubt, it's a masterpiece.
November 3, 2019
A new American classic.
Top Critic
November 3, 2019
While "The Irishman" is like many mob movies about violence and betrayal, it's a work of a filmmaker who has earned the right to sum up this genre.
November 1, 2019
It is epic in scope, it is breathtakingly beautiful, and it is actors doing what they do best with a director who is working absolutely in his wheelhouse.
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