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The Irishman

7.7
13,180
Ratings
Synopsis
Steve Zaillian will adapt "I Heard You Paint Houses," the book about the mob assassin who many believe was involved in the deathof Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. DeNiro will play Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran, who is reputed to havecarried out more than 25 mob murders.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Owen Gleiberman
Variety
"It’s the film that, I think, a lot us wanted to see from Scorsese (...) A vision of the criminal underworld that’s rippling with echoes of the director’s previous Mob films, but that also takes us someplace bold and new."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
A. O. Scott
The New York Times
"The Mob’s Greatest Hits, in a somber key. (...) monumental, elegiac tale of violence, betrayal, memory and loss. (...) big and solid — and also surprisingly, surpassingly delicate."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Eric Kohn
IndieWire
"'The Irishman' is Martin Scorsese’s best crime movie since 'Goodfellas' and a pure, unbridled illustration of what has made his filmmaking voice so distinctive for nearly 50 years."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
"Replete with all the gangster gab a Scorsese fan could want, the director's latest is strongest in its quieter passages. (...) a film about broken trust, to family and God (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Johnny Oleksinski
New York Post
"Scorsese is at the top of his game here. His film is never boring, and it explores some unexpectedly deep themes for mafiosos (...) The director’s mindset has, thankfully, not been de-aged. (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Stephanie Zacharek
Time
"Clever and entertaining, to the point where you may think that’s all it’s going to be. But its last half-hour is deeply moving in a way that creeps up on you"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
"'Oldfellas' (...) Despite the movie's many pleasures and Scorsese's redoubtable directorial finesse, the excessive length ultimately is a weakness.  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
"A reminder that nearly 30 years after 'GoodFellas,' Martin Scorsese still has fascinating mob tales to tell, and fascinating ways to tell them"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Joe Blessing
The Playlist
"A major success for Scorsese—not only does it incorporate the best aspects of his past crime dramas and their thrilling energy, but it adds context to those films"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
John Anderson
The Wall Street Journal
"A haunting masterpiece"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"America’s greatest living director creates his late-career masterpiece, a deeply felt addition that vibrantly sums up every landmark in his crime-cinema arsenal (...) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Keith Uhlich
Slant
"Scorsese knows what his audience is hoping for: glory days, resurrected. But he also understands the impossibility of anyone being exactly as they once were. So he weaves that longing into both 'The Irishman’s' text and its technique (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Matt Zoller Seitz
rogerebert.com
"Alternately sad, violent, and dryly funny (...) The opportunity to sit with the movie later is the main reason to see it (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
A.A. Dowd
AV Club
"It’s in its long, sobering final act that 'The Irishman' accumulates its full power and reveals its grander purpose (...) Scorsese, at a ripe 76, still directs with the energy of a hungry young filmmake"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair
"Martin Scorsese Finds Grace in Gangsterland (...) 'The Irishman'avoids both the bitterness and the cloying sentimentality that can so often govern movies about aging and obsolescence"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
"When a director returns to a genre they’re most associated with, it can often feel like a greatest hits montage (...) The Irishman covers familiar ground but is slickly entertaining (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Stephen Whitty
Screendaily
A picture that immediately takes its place in the Scorsese canon (...) While Scorsese is clearly enjoying himself, and entertaining us, he’s not pushing into any particularly new thematic territory"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Robbie Collin
Telegraph
"Robert De Niro is sensational in Scorsese's history-making mob masterpiece (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom F
Clarisse Loughrey
The Independent
"A throwback to Scorsese’s golden age, with a delicate De Niro and revelatory Joe Pesci (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Chris Hunneysett
Mirror
"This sprawling epic soars with artistic brilliance on every level, is superbly acted, rich in period detail, gorgeously photographed and has a tremendous soundtrack (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland M
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
"Despite the film’s enormous length – at almost 3½ hours – the story is sufficiently gripping to divert attention (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland M
Paul Whitington
Irish Independent
"I’m not sure if 'The Avengers' is cinema or not, but this sure as hell is (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland M
Brian Lloyd
entertainment.ie
"It is a fascinating and entertaining experience (...) Zaillian's script keeps the balance finely tuned between big character moments and understanding the impact of their actions in the larger world (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland F
Sinead Brennan
RTÉ
"An instant classic (...) Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci. Together. It's the stuff of dreams (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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