The Irishman Reviews

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March 3, 2021
The Irishman is not only one of Martin Scorsese's best films (which is saying a lot), but also a tribute to all the crime movies in which its director has specialized (contributing masterpieces to this genre). [Full review in Spanish]
February 17, 2021
While perhaps a step below Scorsese's other classic films, mostly because of its length, The Irishman shows that the master filmmaker still knows how to deliver a crackerjack story.
February 10, 2021
Scorsese has never been drawn to presenting actual history. ... The director has done little to add to the public's knowledge about Jimmy Hoffa or the degeneration of the American labor movement.
January 31, 2021
The holy trinity, De Niro, Pesci and Pacino, hand in late career work that feels like the culmination of a lifetime of character studies.
January 29, 2021
The Irishman looks inwards and acts as a sorrowful dismantling of one's own myth-making.
January 29, 2021
Here is the most unpopular opinion of the year: The Irishman is too long, too contrived and, generally, too much Martin Scorsese trying to outdo himself.
January 4, 2021
In a very real sense, Martin Scorsese is fighting against his own mythic legacy. In another way, of course, his return to the form in which he made some of the more compelling American cinema of the last five decades is a perfectly fitting closing coda.
December 17, 2020
Scorsese makes movies that Scorsese likes, damned be anyone who doesn't care much for them. All of his stylistic touches are here, but there's a certain hollowness to the whole affair that's admirable even if not likeable.
December 7, 2020
Little more than an excuse to get the band back together.
November 22, 2020
Perhaps Martin Scorsese's most ambitious work, this biopic of reputed union leader and mob hitman Frank Sheeran (DeNiro) has a narrative sweep that immediately grabs the viewer and refuses to let them go.
October 19, 2020
Well, objectively, the film is kind of boring.
September 17, 2020
I saw The Irishman in a huge theater on a giant screen, and I did not want to get up, didn't want it to end, and could have watched another hour of it if there was one.
September 12, 2020
A film that seems like typical Scorsese until it doesn't seem like typical Scorsese anymore.
September 3, 2020
Reiterating my love of Scorsese, it's his ability to experiment that makes him a compelling director. Every film he directs is worth the time, and The Irishman lives up to that billing.
August 28, 2020
The Irishman is Scorsese working with what he knows best to express a new level of maturity, ruminating on the significance of legacy and what it means to live with the decisions that you have made along the way.
August 16, 2020
A titanic, towering crime drama with a tangled narrative web to fit its epic runtime. It's pure cinema as only a maestro like Scorsese can deliver.
July 29, 2020
It's an amazing film that caps off a stunning career in film that spans over 50 years.
July 29, 2020
The great performances and incredible filmmaking make this fictionalized tale of Frank Sheeran a story to end the decade, one that has seen many changes within the film industry - and hopefully introducing a new era of Martin Scorsese.
July 28, 2020
Zaillian follows Scorsese; Scorsese follows himself; they both follow Brandt, whose end goal is nothing if not ephemeral. The disconnect shouldn't work, but here it's the crux.
July 24, 2020
A 3 1/2 hour epic that is in many ways the antithesis of "Goodfellas," featuring many of Scorsese's auteur signatures but presented in a quiet, mournful tone asking if the gangster life was really worth it.
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