The Irishman Reviews

Aug 22, 2022
The Irishman is Scorsese’s Gangster Epic: A big, grand, ambitious rags to riches mob tale that blurs the lines between loyalty, friendship, and business. It might be the quickest 209-minutes in the history of cinema. Joe Pesci, welcome back.
Aug 22, 2022
You could say “The Irishman” is above all things a tragedy. Underneath its veneer of wise guy tradition and violence lies the story of a man facing the music for his embrace of mob life and neglect of his family.
Feb 23, 2022
The best comparison one could make to The Irishman is David Lean's similarly epic-sized Lawrence of Arabia (1962), a biography that examines its subject for four hours before conceding to its unknowability.
Feb 18, 2022
The Irishman gives its audience so many emotions and is poignant, funny, violent, and beautiful. It is a modern-day mobster masterpiece from a master of his craft.
Jan 14, 2022
A towering achievement in storytelling not just cinema.
Sep 18, 2021
Irishman represents, with its somber and mournful mood, what may be Scorsese's farewell to the sort of gangster tales that largely made his reputation.
Sep 16, 2021
A wonderful three and a half hours... a very human story.
Aug 16, 2021
The Irishman is grand and ambitious, asking unanswerable questions about legacy, sorrow, and death.
Jul 31, 2021
A magnificently made film about the boredom of thug life.
Jun 14, 2021
The director's 26th feature film is a meditative and classy offering. Hollywood's old cronies are still the real deal - magnetic, riveting and unique. Let's hope we see them again soon.
Apr 14, 2021
While cinema is not to be restrained by reality, it is the double standard with which this film is judged that kept it at number 2 for me. Also, Joe Pesci makes it clear he is a national treasure.
Mar 25, 2021
The Irishman is a rare gem - it's everything you hoped it would be in a world where hype often manages to dampen even excellent films.
Mar 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]
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Jan 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.
Jan 29, 2021
The Irishman looks inwards and acts as a sorrowful dismantling of one's own myth-making.
Jan 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.
Jan 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.
Dec 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.
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