The Irishman

The Irishman

DVD - 2020 | Director approved two-DVD special edition
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An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the twentieth century. Left behind by the world, former hit man and union truck driver Frank Sheeran looks back from a nursing home on his life's journey through the ranks of organized crime: from his involvement with Philadelphia mob boss Russell Bufalino to his association with Teamsters union head Jimmy Hoffa to the rift that forced him to choose between the two.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jan 13, 2021

Everything about this movie is perfect, from the acting to the cinematography. Yes- it is a long movie, 3hrs 20 minutes, but I can't understand why people complain about that. This movie is an absolute masterpiece from start to finish. One of the best if not the best mob/gangster movie of my lifetime. The story is a journey, a complex journey, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

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Eagle_dancer
Jan 04, 2021

The actors are wonderful. The film is very long, and a bit hard to follow. I do not recommend it.

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Calvacade
Dec 28, 2020

The Irishman is, quite simply, a Masterpiece.
When it was released last year many people were put off by its slow pace and epic length so the film didn’t get anywhere near the recognition it really deserved.
In comparison with Scorsese’s other Mob films such as Mean Streets, Goodfellas and Casino, this one is not nearly as fast and flashy and it moves much more leisurely.
But that actually works perfectly with this material and the story Scorsese is telling.
The Irishman is much deeper and more melancholy than those films - but don’t worry - it still has plenty of the action and drama that those other other films are known for.
It is a story about friendship ...betrayal..and ultimately ....supreme regret.
As always with Scorsese’s films, the music is just great, perfectly capturing the different time periods the films story takes us through.
The films length is formidable, but as you watch the story and Scorsese takes you into his world - you wont even notice it.
The Irishman really feels like a Grande Finale to all the other Mob films Scorsese has done - a perfect conclusion to the story he began with Mean Streets and then took through Goodfellas and Casino.
This is also likely the last time you will see these talents working together at the very top of their craft like this...
so it truly is a film to be treasured.

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rslade
Dec 28, 2020

After all the hype, this is all you've got? I mean, it's an OK gangster movie, if a bit long. Overall, it's pretty slow. (Since Netflix did it, I'm surprised they didn't make it into a four-part mini-series.) But it really doesn't go anywhere or do anything. (There are lots of hanging bits that could have been addressed, to make it into a bit longer series.) It's a kind of "Forrest Gump" for wise-guys, without the humour. Not exactly a waste of time, but certainly not going to be a classic.

IndyPL_KevinS Dec 17, 2020

Great film, even though the aging and reverse aging of the actors don't always work.

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trotter73
Dec 16, 2020

It was pretty good but too long at 3 and a half hours. Also, Deniro is too old. I couldn't take him seriously as a tough guy with his frail 70's body.

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LarryStonebridge
Dec 11, 2020

Overrated film! Pacino and DeNiro are way too old to play their parts and the poor makeup attempt to make them look younger didn't help much ! DeNiro portraying a hitman at his advanced age was laughable in many scenes. On the other side it was a good film, not a great film. Peci was outstanding. Scorsese needs to refrain from casting his old cronies in roles they are no longer suited too!

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UCD
Dec 03, 2020

Really a disappointment. It was a combination of "ONE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA" and "HOFFA".
If you like counting all the people in the movie that appeared in other gangster movies you might enjoy this, as "SOPRANOS", "GOODFELLAS, and "GODFATHERS" show up and you can name them, but the film itself is a cliche and rather boring.
The critics drooled over this one. I guess they were afraid to say the king has no clothes. if you're hankering to see a Martin Scorsese gangster film, get "MEAN STREETS" again. You'll enjoy it more.

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klest
Oct 20, 2020

Would like to see MPAA rating visible in the first summary page, please.

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