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The Irishman (2019)

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Critic Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.

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This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino crime family. Now older, the WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in particular, considers his involvement with his good friend Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance in 1975.

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Robert De Niro
as Frank Sheeran
Al Pacino
as Jimmy Hoffa
Joe Pesci
as Russell Bufalino
Jesse Plemons
as Chuckie O'Brien
Bobby Cannavale
as Felix 'Skinny Razor' DiTullio
Anna Paquin
as Peggy Sheeran
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There are 209 minutes in "The Irishman" and not one of them is wasted.

November 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Whether seen on the big screen or a small one, The Irishman is among 2019's best motion pictures and should receive its share of Oscar attention in 2020.

November 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"The Irishman" moves slowly and pensively, invests in the natural rhythm of conversations and stops to smell the roses.

November 18, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's the ultimate fusing of Scorsese's two sides... And even though it takes a while to get there, the movie is a masterpiece, one made by a man counting down his own years as if they were rosary beads.

November 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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"The Irishman" is long, to be sure, but it's never less than compelling - Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci, all in their mid-to-late-70s, are each carrying a lifetime of work, with practiced ease.

November 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"The Irishman" is cinema, of the highest order.

November 13, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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