Kill the Irishman Reviews
This film is decent fare, not great but worth a watch. Why do they feel the need to glorify these people as heroes, this guy was a cunt and died a cunt, yet, the film makers portray him in a light where they show him crying when his girlfriend tells him she loves him and they play stirring Irish music over the top of his demise, but throughout the whole film they show him killing and badly hurting people who don't do what he wants. Don't feel pity for the guy, just watch a decent mob film where eventually everyone dies and you feel nothing for any of them because, well, most of them deserve what is coming to them in this life they chose.
Based in the book Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia this film has a lot of expected violence as it is a gangster story but it is all properly done, without gore or over acting. Ray Stevenson, the actor playing Green is particularly brilliant in portraying this controversial and charismatic man that never showed any fear despite the obvious circumstances.
It is an ok film but if you are not into gangster movies you might get a little bored after the second or third bomb.