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Year
2019
Runtime
209 min.
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Crime, Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
0
Checks
7,650
Favs
573
Dislikes
61
Favs/checks
7.5% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. badblokebob's avatar

    badblokebob

    The best bit of its long three-and-a-half hours comes when it doesn’t force you onto Netflix’s “WATCH SOMETHING ELSE NOW” screen until the credits have actually finished.

    Innovative.
    4 years 7 months ago
  2. jmars's avatar

    jmars

    I’ve read reviews that complain that The Irishman is too long and too slow compared to the gangster films of Scorsese’s prime. Where were the operatic character introductions, the sudden explosions of violence? But I think that was the point. This is Scorsese putting the gangster film to rest, dramatizing not the violence and glory of the gangster life, but the slow decay of all meaning that life provided. It’s framed as the reminiscences of an old man, and last half hour puts the whole film in perspective: eventually everyone is incarcerated, loses their teeth, is forgotten and dies. By using Deniro, Pesci and Pacino throughout the whole film Scorsese couldn’t have said it any louder - for that reason the de-aging effects are justified, as distracting and flawed as they are. This is a meditation on aging and death. Scorsese and his old guard of collaborators are nearing their end, and I think that scares him. Deniro’s character ends up alone and scared. He didn’t want to be buried in the ground, didn’t want the door closed in the nursing home. Scorsese is staring down the same destination. Devastating. 4 years 6 months ago
  3. KaphAein's avatar

    KaphAein

    “Do me a favour, don't shut the door all the way, I don't like that. Just leave it open a little bit."

    God damn! that was soul crushing...
    4 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #16 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #89 in National Board of Review Award - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #245 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  5. This movie ranks #563 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  6. This movie ranks #1290 in The Criterion Collection
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