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
    Glenn Heath Jr.San Diego CityBeat
    The Irishman has plenty of assassinations, long tracking shots, and pop music cues one would normally associate with vintage Scorsese, but its most wrenching moments are the ones of silence.
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    Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic
    "The Irishman" is cinema, of the highest order.
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    John PetkovicCleveland Plain Dealer
    As the credits scrolled across the screen, I couldn't help but think that The Irishman is it. The crew is old in the tooth. The world is a different place. And you might as well end it with The Irishman -- a triumph filled will splendor and sorrow.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ken EisnerGeorgia Straight
    Relying on the elegant camera moves of Mexico's Rodrigo Prieto, the lovingly crafted film allows De Niro to run a greatest-hits reel of his mob characters, with hints of Raging Bull, minus the pathology.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    Scorsese knows how to wield humor, humanizing details, and digressions to keep the film lively....Of course, it helps to have three of the greatest actors of our time anchoring the proceedings.
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    Cary DarlingHouston Chronicle
    It's not going to blast you through the back of the theater... Instead, it's going to engender feelings of sadness and regret amid a renewed appreciation for the director's filmmaking and storytelling prowess.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    This is a perfect role for [Al] Pacino.
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    Andrea G. BermejoCinemanía (Spain)
    A curious self-homage. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    The ol' goodfellas have still got it.
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    Paul WhitingtonIrish Independent
    Scorsese's film takes Sheeran's account at face value and uses it to create a telling critique of America's slow but ineluctable moral decline.
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