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The Irishman Reviews

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October 19, 2020
Well, objectively, the film is kind of boring.
December 6, 2020
Little more than an excuse to get the band back together.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 19, 2019
3.5 hours of your life you will never get back.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 22, 2019
In the end, the pacing is too ponderous and self-indulgent, the characters are too stagnant, and the story lacks an emotional punch
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 5, 2019
The fixings of a great cinematic meal are all here, but the recipe is off and the oven time too extended.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 11, 2019
Frank Sheeran's empty, brutal life isn't the worst part of The Irishman; rather it's the adherence to a rotten system of power and complicity, all predicated on men dutifully obeying other men.
January 30, 2020
Stephen Zaillian's script tells a mob story we've seen many times before.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 16, 2019
The Irishman comes off as this longwinded geriatric fart with a smell that lingers in a room with no windows that you're trapped in for three and a half hours. All the mob hits in the world aren't going to get that smell out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
December 6, 2019
Buried within the excess, it's a fantastic film. Is The Irishman really an hour better than Goodfellas?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 20, 2019
"The Irishman," which I'd hoped would be his piece de resistance, his final say on what he had to say about the gangster genre that, with few exceptions, he pretty much owns, didn't do it for me.
December 17, 2019
Three hours of "Godfather" wannabe. Acting good as is scenery but the story is DOA.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 7, 2019
... like Scorsese trying to out-runtime Quentin Tarantino... the retreaded framework of 1995's Casino... plus two hours of indulgent padding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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 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.
December 6, 2019
Yes, the technology makes his face look less lined, a sophisticated computer version of what Hollywood used to do for aging actresses playing younger than their true age. But a 76-year-old with an unlined face still cannot pass for a 26-year-old.
January 6, 2020
At its heart, it's a unique account of friendship, trust and betrayal between three men. But Scorsese, chasing his mob mania, can't resist involving more characters and vignettes than he can handle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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