VERY disappointing and VERY long. If it were about 2 hours long, it would have been better. I really can't recommend this film.
4.5 of 5 stars
The Irish" Scorsese's new film exudes cinema, bringing to the screen big stars and important cinema figures such as De Niro and Al Pacino, the film brings back all the mafia mood now, in a three and a half hour epic, Scorsese tells his story calmly, without exaggeration or being run over, managing to keep up a good pace and bringing all the nostalgia of the Gangster genre, with style and cruel truth.
The script is told from the point of view of a hired killer who works for many mobster sheds, from organized crime to syndicates, one doing everything that serves as a pillar for great stories to be told and wonderful characters to be presented, From this Loan sharks, end-of-career mobsters, collectors, trade unionists, and even other rent-killers, the script sometimes lags in the development of the protagonist itself, a cold, almost unrepentant character who has a family core and troubled motivations, but his infinity of characters around him are striking and with great development, Jimmy Hoffa and Russell Bufalino are the most outstanding, the two characters are the driver that makes the story go on and create the developments needed by each screen member, and the two gangsters themselves have masterful development, even better than our protagonist, their longings, guilt and frustrations are especially Frank's, the three create a complement, their virtues and flaws talk to each other, fear of forgetfulness, family problems, betrayal, faithfulness, each member represents a whole and help compose a script that despite giving a great continuation of story, its main focus is on its characters that steal the scene.
Speaking of characters, the aforementioned trio is made up of historical American movie actors, all three of them striking mafia movies now meet and star in a performance that goes beyond the "Very Good" three great actors facing their characters' problems. hard, subtle and bursting, and even live their dramas in their real lives, the fear of forgetting, the family dramas, are deep performances of three geniuses who had apparently left their genius in the last century come back and prove themselves again, it's beautiful to see three mafia movie icons performing so well, De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci deserve an Oscar nomination, De Niro making a cool and restrained but most expressive character, Al Pacino making a classic explosive and manipulative character, very common in his filmography but that always works, and here we have much more depth than just shouting, and Joe Pesci, for me, the best of the movie making a pers contained containment, very deep and extremely threatening.
Technically, Scorsese has no mistakes, perhaps a slowdown in the third act, but since the movie has 4 acts, and the fourth is the most touching and deep is normal this slowdown, because making a three-hour movie and a half and make the viewer feel only half an hour of the film, has its merit, but beyond the charm of the performances, the direction is exquisite, frozen scenes, descriptions on screen, use of humorous comic reliefs, a camera always well positioned, great costumes, a magnificent scenery composition, good photography and period reconstruction, incredible makeup, an almost certain Oscar in this regard, every production design in is excellent, and on top of that we have a wonderful soundtrack that circulates in many different genres. and help compose each screen scene itself, often causing humor, drama or suspense.
"Irish" to me is already the best scorsese film in the 21st century and one of the best in its filmography, and the best film of 2019 so far, a deep, bold and delivering what it promises, joins cinema icons to one last goodbye, and deals with forgetfulness, love, friendship and betrayal in a cruel but very sentimental way, presenting great characters who had their achievements but are bitter with the violence of life, an epic that unites a lot and can please and delight the Most annoying of viewers, whether by its plot, acting or direction, or simply by the gathering of great myths of the cinema, or even by its sentimental side, Scorsese here declares his care and love for cinema. NOTE: 9.5 / 10
SPOILER: The newest feature of the greatest living American director is very introspective, talking about old age, death and oblivion with a cast that has made many hits, won several awards and now goes through a period of ostracism and loss of talent, which is now rediscover, the fourth act of the movie, is desperate, is the character of Frank still living his time of mobster, still not wanting to surrender his companions, even if all were already dead - And Scorsese makes it very clear emphasizing at all times the In the form of each member's death, Frank still thinks he may be threatened, leaves his door in the wonderful final scene between open as Jimmy Hoffa, afraid of his pursuers, his final speech with the nurse is also cruel, the forgetfulness of a man whom he admired is now gone, his legacy is dead, like the whole scenario he has lived for years, like his family that blames him for his coldness and crimes, Frank is a character who represents Throughout the movie, the biggest drama so far, all the characters in the complex script have their facets, Russell Bufalino who couldn't build a family, and despite being friendly never managed to achieve the charisma he would like, Jimmy Hoffa, a mafiso with a strong ideology that had its greatest legacy taken from itself and never managed to retrieve it, besides several other plots. They are three touching and complementary characters that were part of an American history of growth and crime that shone with the death and ostracism of this culture.
4.5 of 5 stars
Was a great movie! Almost perfect. The last 20 minutes or so was a waste of time in my opinion. Other than that it was great. Deniro has an A+ Performance, so does Pesci and Pacino. The supporting actors did a great job too, especially Keitel, Lombardozzi, and Graham. Deniro and Pesci have a great connection. The first 3 hours flew by and it didn't seem that long at all. Can't wait to watch it again when it comes out on Netflix.
4 of 5 stars
Excellent, but needs an editor.
5 of 5 stars
Amazing movie. Could not even tell it went 3:30 because it was so enthralling. Awesome cast and very cool story. Ill see it again..
4.5 of 5 stars
Moves at about the pace of the Godfather. Kept my interest. Seemed a little long at ~3:20+
4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent acting all around. No "over the top" mobster stereotypes. Interesting premise with a few surprise scenes.