Reviews: The Irishman (2019)

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  • Siddhant Adlakha @ Firstpost
    • Excerpt: Martin Scorsese is king of the gangster picture, but heavy lies the crown.
  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: The Irishman è una solenne e cupa messa da requiem, senza enfasi, senza romanticismo, senza passioni. Un lungo addio all’innocenza perduta, che non può tornare.
  • Rick Aragon @
    • Excerpt: The Irishman may lack talking trees and hunky extraterrestrials, but it makes up for those flaws with an involving, fast-paced story where old men look back not in anger but in sorrow.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A drama with three great performances which almost rise above the retread of a screenplay.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • 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.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • 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.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: An extraordinary crime epic. The film is a haunting, contemplative, yet effortlessly entertaining piece of filmmaking that shows Martin Scorsese still has much to say and offer.
  • Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia
    • 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?
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Irishman’……on Netflix in the comfort my living room with the luxury to take a break.
  • [New] | Blake Howard @ Dark Horizons
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
    • Excerpt: It’s a rise and a fall, but here, from this character’s deathbed perspective and in the hands of a mature master filmmaker, it feels like falling the whole way through.
  • Vince Mancini @ Uproxx
    • Excerpt: The Irishman’ Is Martin Scorsese’s Sprawling, Beautiful Attempt To Reckon With His Own Legacy
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema
    • 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.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Few films can justify a length longer than 90 minutes, but even at three-and-a-half hours, Martin Scorsese’s melancholy mob movie The Irishman still feels lean, and very mean.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Whether Sheeran was as prolific a triggerman as he admitted doesn’t factor into [the film’s] success because the honesty of his loneliness and regrets outshine the details.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: The results are masterful, a testament to the abilities of a filmmaker who hasn’t slowed down, doing all that’s needed to not only stay relevant but make other filmmakers try harder.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • 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.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • João Pinto @ Portal CInema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Only Martin Scorsese could deliver a stunning mafia film like this!
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: The meandering pace of what all transpires reverberates with a slender essence no better than a hospice bedtime story.
  • Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
    • 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.
  • Tynan Yanaga @ 4 Star Films