Kill the Irishman Reviews

April 7, 2011
The cast makes up for some occasionally spotty storytelling and telegraphing of events that keep "Irishman" from being as good as it could have been.
March 24, 2011
What makes this film special and memorable is the character of Danny Green, who is not the usual neighborhood hoodlum you see in movies, the kind who gets in deep and gradually loses his soul.
March 24, 2011
Stevenson is big and swarthy and not altogether without credibility, but he's got as much charisma as a potato.
March 24, 2011
The problem is that writer-director Jonathan Hensleigh doesn't do much beyond filling in the template; he's telling the specific, true-life tale of mob decline in 1970s Cleveland, but every character and setpiece feels like it fell off a truck.
March 18, 2011
There's an irresistible, Cleveland-esque, underdog quality about this whole production.
March 18, 2011
Stevenson is a good actor, but Kill the Irishman is standard mob fare, neither exciting enough nor interesting enough to matter.
March 18, 2011
At the same time overemphatic and insecure.
March 17, 2011
It's full of familiar old faces, a wee bit of color -- and, occasionally, a literally explosive charge of drama.
March 17, 2011
As a kind of St. Patrick's Day hangover, "Kill the Irishman'' gets the job done.
March 17, 2011
The setting lacks the gritty feel of the mean streets of New York, Jersey or even Boston mob movies. It is, after all, Cleveland. The story, which gets bogged down in detail, often feels predictable and lacks spark.