Excerpt: : …both classic Scorsese and a departure, a mob film featuring music evocative of the time yet no Rolling Stones…youthful ambition now aged remorse, De Niro his lead for the ninth time while Pacino is cast for the first…a triumph.
Excerpt: The Irishman combines the meditative pace of Silence, the sharp humor and style of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the narrative of Martin Scorsese’s greatest gangster movies to form a self-reflective magnum opus.
Excerpt: Movies set amongst hoodlums and lowlifes are still pretty common, for Scorsese’s bastard artistic children are plentiful and likely to populate the cinematic landscape for a good while yet. What new tricks could the old dog still have to teach?
Excerpt: If “The Irishman” had stopped after 160 minutes, it would likely go down as a wholly satsifying, if not exactly mindblowing, not-quite “GoodFellas”. But what follows after the 160-minute mark is one of the most remarkable things Scorsese has ever put to film.
Excerpt: Martin Scorsese’s passion project finally comes to life (through the magic of distracting de-aging technology) telling a long-winded but mostly gripping story of the intersection of crime, politics, and morality in the mob-controlled Chicago union scene. A freshly un-retired Joe Pesci swoops in to steal the show.
Excerpt: With his longest film to date, Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour crime saga The Irishman allows the legendary director room to stretch his creative talents in ways we’ve never seen, even from masterpieces like Goodfellas and The Last Temptation of Christ.