This movie was so absolutely boring I didn’t even wait to get to the end. Story line is of interest although not factual but....the....movie....just....drags... on and on. Basically we have an 80 years old male director, who casted 80 years old male actors, making a movie that tries to look like the movies that they made - brilliantly - decades ago at the peak of their energy and performances. Al Pacino as James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa. With Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel. How about story? Unless you're predisposed to unconditionally and indiscriminately love just about anything by Team Scorcese/DeNiro/Pacino, you'll be disappointed in The Irishman. the Robert De Niro we fell in love with well...he has departed for places unknown. Deniro used to be a great actor but now he is a prost!tute making films that contradict everything he says he hates about Trump. Pervasive and extremely foul language gets in the way of the story. This is the film that the characters from The Producers would've made if instead of Springtime for Hitler they decided to make a film. He’s made his masterpieces. Apologies in advance to the hard-working people at Industrial Light & Magic and all the rest of the cast and crew of The Irishman. The CGI is incredible when making. Harvey Keitel and Katherine Narducci were two bright spots but barely registered in the story. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel — is the director’s most satisfying film in decades. The Irishman Critics Consensus An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect. There are long movies and then there are unnecessarily long movies; this was the latter. Simply do what they have been doing for decades, have someone else play the actors in their younger. I can not figure out why people are raving about it. Goodfellas is my all time favorite movie and I admire the team that put together the Irishman. Even the scenes of violence and suspense are deliberately dispassionate, as if to confess that these things should not be spectacles. So let’s go with the idea of Leo-led flashbacks, for posterity. This film followed the same script as any other mob movie by Scorecese: "look how bad, violent, and petty these guys are". Compared to other Scorcese classics like Goodfellas, Wolf, Departed, Casino, Raging Bull, etc this is pure garbage. But the acting was uninspired, particularly from Pesci and Pacino who always seemed to be aware that they were being filmed, and DeNiro, who was wooden throughout. The 1st act is good, but then Al Pacino chews the scenery and the film gets boring and bogged down in a political drama. As it is, what Scorsese gives us with The Irishman is an unglamorous return to mob movie territory, where the men’s half-CG faces are now fraying at the edges, skin-walking in unnatural ways. If you are entertained by the movie. Privacy Policy / Cookie Policy. I can't believe people are really watching the whole thing, they must be fast-forwarding through parts of it and not telling anyone. Not much difference between other mob movies, kinda dull and uneventful. /Film Blogging the Reel World The movie seemed to have lost sight (or never had it) of what was the main. Hopefully he gets back on track with that new Decaprio feature he is prepping to shoot. Continue reading to … Story line is of interest although not factual but....the....movie....just....drags... on and on. Absolutely awful. Bad camera work. I felt like it added this strange, puffy plasticity to their faces, and I would catch their faces rippling or shimmering at odd times—as if they were watery shapeshifters who hadn’t yet perfected their human masquerade. If it taught me anything at all, is that we men, as we get older, have to learn to recognize when it is time to stop. It is long past time to let new voices with new visions into the boys club of directing and producing movies. © 2021 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. In Gangs of New York, Scorsese used Bill “The Butcher” Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, as a mouthpiece for a line from the Book of Revelation: “I know your works. We’ll address that as this goes along and the diluted power of Hoffa’s name will inform how we wrap this up. The Irishman is operatic and disturbing in the classic style, which is to say the style that Scorsese invented with the language partly provided by De Niro and Pesci. The 16-minute, $70-million film was bankrolled by a Chinese casino. It goes without saying that his cinematic legacy is secure. Denaro should spend less time on politics and more carefully considering the quality of the script. Anna Paquin as Peggy Sheeran. This was a horrible movie. Find some better stories. Logo Concept by: Illumination Ink. It's too long, too much CGI, utterly nothing happens but they sprinkle in people getting shot in the face here and there for intensity. No way to give spoilers for this movie... Just Another gangster film that takes place over decades the CGI is very bad and almost laughable because you can hear the really ancient actors voicing over themselves as young? This was before someone had the bright idea that you could just make lifelike models of the servants and not have to bury people alive. Once great actors walk through their parts in a meandering tale with occasional gore and violence. Despite the impressiveness of its artistic accomplishments, it's not the greatest film of the year, nor is it Scorsese's best. Make it stop. Nicely FILMED, though.. Its the 21st Century and here Deniro romanticizes life as a loudmouth, racist, bully CGI old man who uses Catholicism as a predictable prop. But the main reason we’re here is for the airing of some much-needed constructive criticism with regards to Scorsese’s new 3.5-hour film, which hits Netflix on November 27. massively overrated, This movie is unbelievably long and dull. I held out a long time before watching it, wife wanted to see it badly and insisted on seeing it all in one sitting, so took a while to find the time. This movie made me feel like a potato because the plot makes no kinda sense which was so dumb and disappointing but I have it a point because of the dialogue potential. They feed directly into its theme, you see. No way does this movie deserve a 94 weighted score. Please spare us from more of the tough guy schtick. After the first 30 or 40 F bombs and MFers it gets a bit tiring. My review: The Irishman is part of a dead genre that no one cares about anymore. He’s a mob hitman who gets a phone call from Jimmy Hoffa, inviting him to be “a part of history” based on his house-painting reputation (“paint” being sly mob code for the blood of human targets). I turned to her, stopped the movie and said "This is sooo boring" to which she said "Wow, it's crazy, I thought the exact same thing". Tried to watch a full hour and yawned more times than i did in a whole year. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, Best of 2018: Film Awards and Nominations, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. Perhaps more more. The ending sucked...and I was just happy to get out of the theater. This film is a perfect example of what happens when the greats work past their prime. It is a movie about white men killing white men. The film's mammoth runtime doesn't help in this regard; it's a slow, thoughtful, and reflective work, which isn't necessarily as … OPINION: The Martin Scorsese-directed Netflix film is boring, ill-acted, poorly written and amateurishly directed. There is a good movie in there, but Scorsese was apparently unwilling to chip away enough marble to find his statue, leaving a grotesque monstrosity with no interesting characters and no plot to speak of. I know a three is harsh, but I feel I have to balance out the idiots. Nothing new in the typical mob story here. The acting was pretty good in parts, but the story was incredibly boring and the characters were completely unlikable. Has extremely no porpuse and may be one of the most overrated movies on this decade only because of it's cast. only netflix could do such a trash job at making movies. That's how bad this movie is. Why it is impossible to find new young actors, but not these old men? I shut it off. Depressing. The Irishman sees Martin Scorsese, our greatest living filmmaker — the Ramses II of cinema — nesting below his pyramid, snug in his bed of mob … Very Bland very. Not engaging enough to get excited about. A film of masterly hushed precision, it digs deep into … Scorsese retourne à ses amours, à savoir la grande saga mafieuse dont il a le secret ou plutôt dont il avait le secret dans le temps, jadis... il a convié à cette réunion nostalgique les comparses d'antan comme Joe Pesci et Robert de Niro. It's like Scorsese is trying to bring back an updated godfather / Casino movie, but he was blind folded when trying to hit the mark. As a military veteran, I was disgraced by his behavior and Scorsese shouldn't make another movie and Deniro should play roles to his left heeding political space allow him to. Robert De Niro as Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. At this point, Scorsese has nothing left to prove. In the end, just a DEPRESSING excersize in Mafia bleakness; you don't care about ANY. The movie seemed to have lost sight (or never had it) of what was the main story or character, and I felt myself struggling to figure that out every step of the way. The Irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. There are no women, no blacks, no other ethnicities but Italians (even the “Irishman” is played by an Italian). Where are all the up and coming directors and actors? This film is a perfect example of what happens when the greats work past their prime. Or maybe there’s a layer of inherent visual artifice that comes with, say, a Star Wars film, which helps muddy the field, letting you know, deep down, that most of what you’re looking at is fake, so you can more easily accept its otherwise bizarre CG resurrections (Peter Cushing) and “youthifications” (Carrie Fisher passed away a week and a half after the world saw her young digital likeness pasted on a body double in Rogue One). Initially, I would rate it a 5 but on reflection, this was a complete waste of my time. I wanted love this, but honestly it was hard to watch Deniro & Pesci personally act out the stories from their past and try to pull off looking,sounding and moving somewhat youthful. It's like an olg people's home from hollywood. Mark Kermode reviews The Irishman. It’s just a sad waste. No way does this movie deserve a 94 weighted score. The Irishman (titled onscreen as I Heard You Paint Houses) is a 2019 American epic crime film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the 2004 nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.It stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, with Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, and Harvey Keitel in supporting roles. We've already ran several raves, so it's time for a The Irishman negative review from a critic who typically loves Martin Scorsese movies. As a work of entertainment, it has enough drama and humor to keep viewers invested. Bobby Cannavale as Felix "Skinny Razor" DiTullio. Affiliate links used when available. I found it to be a major stumbling block to my enjoyment of the film (which I wanted to like, believe it or not). The worst movie from Scorsese. I really don't know how this is a must-see film. This is the worst film of 2019. I was going to give 0 but ended up giving 1 because Al Pacino still looks like he is at least barely alive. The Irishman, the highly anticipated film from Martin Scorsese which reunites actors Joe Pesci. If only the visual effects were the worst part of The Irishman, an overly long, overstuffed mafia film that has nothing to say and doesn't even seem to know what story it's telling. To me, the digital makeup looked more like digital Botox. On a broader brush I say: Scorsese and Tarantino and the ilk should no longer have the power to make their pointless glorification of murder stories. Maybe if I had played more video games, I would be inclined to forgive this flaw. I've loved Scorsese movies for decades. It has no social importance or, more seriously, redemption. Robert De Niro excels at playing closed-off, unreachable characters—hard men who might seem a bit dull if you met them for the first time, but have inner lives that they rarely let anyone see, and are mysteries to themselves. boring unispired redo of goodfellas, which to be frank is far superior. No way to give spoilers for this movie... Just Another gangster film that takes place over decades the CGI is very bad and almost laughable because you can hear the really ancient actors voicing over themselves as young? And story tellers. Why they are still removed? I'm trying to find something good about this movie but can't. The Irishman uses this very mortal limitation to its artistic advantage. Actors playing roles they should be at least 30 years younger for to be believable. A Who's Who of old Mafia actors; DeNiro an adenoidal caracature of himself.. repeating his lines, repeating his lines.. It is outdated, old fashioned and irrelevant. This movie is unbelievably long and dull. 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