The Irishman Reviews

November 9, 2019
I was left a little cold, tugged between the chronicle of Hoffa, of the lesser-known Frank Sheeran, of the intersection between them, and the thorny problem of how much of this is even historically accurate. I was never quite certain where to grab hold.
November 8, 2019
Sometimes all the brooding over actors and motifs from past films makes you feel as if Scorsese is engaged in a conscience-stricken meditation on his career. At other times, you wonder what happened to his famed momentum.
November 6, 2019
In concert with the nostalgia evoked by its three stars, the film's rear-view mirror finds no exhilaration whatsoever in its mayhem, only a gray, aching disappointment.
November 5, 2019
The fixings of a great cinematic meal are all here, but the recipe is off and the oven time too extended.
November 1, 2019
The overwrought Irishman resembles an American kabuki play about sin that also relishes sin. It epitomizes the degradation of "where we are today."
November 1, 2019
Technically impressive, well-told, and superbly acted, The Irishman ultimately wastes a golden opportunity to further enhance its story with a deeper exploration of its female characters.
October 30, 2019
Two good performances and some technical wizardry doesn't warrant the films excessive running time and crippled pacing. The Irishman gives the audience very little to take with them or apply to their own lives.
October 25, 2019
Scorsese doesn't usually make outright bad movies. Even his disappointments have something interesting or ambitious about them. The Irishman is actually a bad movie.