The Irishman

critic Reviews

96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
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    D. Patrick RodgersNashville Scene
    Scorsese here shows us in vivid detail the lasting fallout of destruction and violence, and he does so using a murderers' row of world-class performers.
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    Pablo O. ScholzClarín
    The last half hour is exceptional. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Luke ParkerWe Got This Covered
    Handled cautiously and confidently by a pioneering troupe of filmmakers whose legacies were all bred from such mafiusu affairs, The Irishman greets the screen like an old, longed-for friend.
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    Beth AccomandoKPBS.org
    It's fascinating to see how Scorsese revisits flourishes from his past films but with this sense of an old man's weariness. But it reflects the weariness and age of the character not of Scorsese as a filmmaker -- he is as vigorous as ever.
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    Micheal ComptonBowling Green Daily News
    Both fresh and reflective. It's an epic gangster film with a surprisingly poignant final kick.
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    Rubin SafayaCinemalogue
    Now 77, a grandfather, married five times, Scorsese sees the struggle not as that of a man against himself, but as a man fighting against time.
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    James Greenbergculturevulture.net
    Scorsese's genius is to see the humanity we share with these fatally flawed people. Make no mistake, this is a brilliantly executed but profoundly sad movie.
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    Michael CalleriNiagara Gazette
    "The Irishman" is a thrilling theatrical experience with wonderful touches showcasing how masterful Scorsese is. Every aspect of the movie is crafted with precision.
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    Christopher SchobertBuffalo News
    The result is a late-period masterpiece for Scorsese. A sterling cast, fascinating story and the use of de-aging CGI effects make the film a genuine, modern cinematic event.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    There are 209 minutes in "The Irishman" and not one of them is wasted.
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