The Irishman (2019)

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Jordan Hoffman @jhoffman
THE IRISHMAN is not GOODFELLAS/CASINO part 3. Different pace different tone. It is, however, absolutely fucking fantastic and I am floored. All hail the King.
Chris Evangelista @cevangelista413
THE IRISHMAN is a masterwork. Funny, epic, and most of all, melancholy. It’s Scorsese confronting aging, legacies, and mortality. I may or may not have teared up at the end...
Jason Gorber @ #NYFF @filmfest_ca
THE IRISHMAN - Audacious, epic, a film that feels like it spans lifetimes yet whisks by. Technically bold, performances raw and darkly humourous, it is the culmination of Scorsese's genre fascinations, and a late career triumph. Truly cinematic, demanding to be seen big #nyff57
Jordan Ruimy @ #NYFF @mrRuimy
THE IRISHMAN: Think GOODFELLAS, but directed by the man who gave us SILENCE. A culmination, meditation and tribute to every Scorsese/De Niro/Pesci collaboration. And yet, Al Pacino towers over all of them with a funny, sad and haunting performance as Jimmy Hoffa.
Kris Tapley @kristapley
I love THE IRISHMAN so much because it’s far more than another gangland notch on Scorsese’s belt. It’s an American epic concerned with profound moral decay and a lifetime’s festering regret. De Niro is sublime. Pacino is electric, with Pesci the calming foil. And it flies by!
david ehrlich @davidehrlich
THE IRISHMAN is good! takes 90 minutes to lock in & clear out the cobwebs / adjust to CGI, but the scope is a virtue, the performances are killer (Joseph! Frank! Pesci!) & it eventually coheres into a heart-stopping meditation on the myopia of time. an old man movie for the ages.
erickohn @erickohn
THE IRISHMAN is like a greatest hits album from a master of the medium. Yes, that’s a positive.

The artifice of de-aging is more feature than bug.

It’s not “slow.” It often moves like lightening & elsewhere it’s downright Bressonian.

This is not a review! Those are embargoed.
Joshua Rothkopf @joshrothkopf
THE IRISHMAN finds its own signature—as a study of haunted men and broken loyalty—a little too late (well after two hours). Until then, it’s a slab of Scorsese’s core actors reminding you of older movies. But many of these conversations are electrifying.
Kyle Smith @rkylesmith
Enjoyed Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN but it’s underwhelming in some ways and he’d be wise to cut 30-45 minutes from this very digressive 3 1/2 hour film. Clearly it’s his least-good mob movie.
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Zach Shevich @ NYFF @ZShevich
The Irishman is a sprawling crime epic that plays like Scorsese’s Greatest Hits. Shows the effects of a life lived in and around crime through a De Niro performance that only gets better as the film progresses. Not quite on the level of Scorsese’s best but has plenty to admire.

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Debuts to 90 on metacritic with 11 reviews.

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Marty's just the all-time greatest. Can't wait for this

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My question now is: Which film will Netflix be riding on for being nominated for Best Picture; The Irishman or Marriage Story?

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BlairCo wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 8:45 pm
My question now is: Which film will Netflix be riding on for being nominated for Best Picture; The Irishman or Marriage Story?
I expect they'll be campaigning hard for both movies, especially because neither is very much like the other.

The biggest competition for The Irishman is going to be Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. They're both movies by late-career auteurs who probably only have one or two left in them (hopefully not the case) and are slow paced contemplations of morality in a genre piece. They risk dividing the vote between each movie from a similar demographic so something else could beat both.

im VERY pleased scorsese made another banger and overcame the obvious challenges


-Vader

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Scorsese pretty much never misses nor phones it in and considering the amount of films he has made...remarkable.

I still Hollywood and this will have different fans in the academy but there will be some crossover.

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So, as expected. Was there ever any doubt? :D

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Hopefully Spielberg is not planning to campaign hard against his old pal, in favor of Cats, going around saying "Vote for Cinema" or stuff like that, just like he did last year.

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Master Virgo wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 8:06 am
Hopefully Spielberg is not planning to campaign hard against his old pal, in favor of Cats, going around saying "Vote for Cinema" or stuff like that, just like he did last year.
Again with this nonsense? Spielberg is said to have adored Roma and even CALLED himself several theater chains begging them to show the film.

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