The Irishman

critic Reviews

96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brett McCrackenThe Gospel Coalition
    Sort of like the Forrest Gump of gangster movies. It tells a specific man's story but against the backdrop of a half-century of American history.
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    Christopher LloydThe Film Yap
    The Irishman is basically a Marty Scorsese buffet -- little tastes of all his gangster movies. Lots of yummy morsels but it doesn't really come together as a coherent meal.
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    Oscar GoffBoston Hassle
    When a filmmaker at the height of his powers is given free rein to pursue his passions, the result can scarcely help but be a treat.
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    Jason EscamillaEskimoTV
    3.5 hours of your life you will never get back.
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    Diego BatlleOtroscines.com
    The Irishman accomplishes something that is rather difficult in contemporary cinema: to be epic and intimate, subtle and piercing showing the cost of hyper-violence in life. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Matt OakesSilver Screen Riot
    Part of Frank's inhumanity can be laid at the feet of the hugely distracting digital de-aging effect that was used to wind the clock back on Robert DeNiro's weathered visage.
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    Sean P. MeansSalt Lake Tribune
    "The Irishman" will likely be the greatest American movie of 2019, once the dust settles - and, because of the Netflix connection and how Scorsese anticipates that, the most ground-breaking movie of the year.
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    Iván BelmontKonexión
    The Irishman shows us once again the enormous talent and sensibility that Martin Scorsese possesses, which he has been perfecting throughout the years to the point of creating such a complex and gratifying movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...an ambitious and mostly successful triumph that more than makes up for Scorsese's last few misfires.
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    Jared MobarakJaredmobarak.com
    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.
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