Friday, April 3, 2020

The Irishman (Movie, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: 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. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

Starring: Al Pacino, Aleksa Palladino, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Dascha Polanco, Harvey Keitel, Jack Huston, Jake Hoffman, Jesse Plemons, Joe Pesci, Kathrine Narducci, Ray Romano, Robert De Niro, Sebastian Maniscalco, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Stephen Graham, Steve Van Zandt

Movie: The Irishman

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, Crime

Rating: R

Channel: Netflix



A slow-paced epic movie with superb acting by legendary actors (Pacino and Pesci, specially). Excellent directing, beautiful cinematography, solid screenplay and Oscar-level editing. The performances, across the board, are tremendous. So amazing to see Jonathan Morris back in his vestments, by the way. He provides a subtle but important frame to the film – nice uroboros. Joe Pesci is just phenomenal – I truly hope he picks up at least a supporting actor nom for his performance, if not a win. The dialogue is pitch-perfect. Just an amazing job by Scorsese. A instant classic and a modern masterpiece.


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