Netflix: The Irishman - November 27th 2019

BigBone

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Jun 13, 2012
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The Irishman is now available on Netflix.

Its good. Pacino and Pesci put in good performances.

Cgi is off putting. They smooth the face but still have old man bodies and postures.

Overall i felt sorry for so many old guys to be put thru this. Let the poor bastards enjoy their pension!
Let youngins direct youngins namsayin, this is granpa Marty's swan-song and probably the last great performance he'll get out of his aging actors, I say we're in luck we can enjoy them.
 
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I just saw it. It was a good movie and I plan on watching it again. If you haven’t seen it, don’t expect casino or goodfellas but just enjoy it for what it is. Deniro further solidified himself as the g.o.a.t. actor.
 

Vic

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It is a brilliant movie, really perfectly well done.

It won´t be considered to be as good as Goodfellas or Casino because you can´t match movies from before in people´s heart, it´s like comparing the boxers you see when YOU are 40 years old with those that you saw when you were a kid growing up... you have different eyes now.

But it is a epic, it´s long sure.....and these type of movie isn´t a movie for newer generations that only care about fucking superheros and shit that doesn´t exist, and can´t sit down to watch something for more than 1 hour and half... so I don´t think it will have enough appreciation.

It is a epic. It captures a completely different feeling than Goodfellas in a way that The Irishman is a movie kinda sad and I can imagine it´s emotional for everybody getting older, you know, I read somwhere that is a movie about getting older.. and for sure there is that.

Now, if Frank Sheeran lied his ass off ? Who tha fuck knows? Henry Hill lied a lot and Goodfellas still is a classic. It is a movie not a documentary.
 
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It is a brilliant movie, really perfectly well done.

It won´t be considered to be as good as Goodfellas or Casino because you can´t match movies from before in people´s heart, it´s like comparing the boxers you see when YOU are 40 years old with those that you saw when you were a kid growing up... you have different eyes now.

But it is a epic, it´s long sure.....and these type of movie isn´t a movie for newer generations that only care about fucking superheros and shit that doesn´t exist, and can´t sit down to watch something for more than 1 hour and half... so I don´t think it will have enough appreciation.

It is a epic. It captures a completely different feeling than Goodfellas in a way that The Irishman is a movie kinda sad and I can imagine it´s emotional for everybody getting older, you know, I read somwhere that is a movie about getting older.. and for sure there is that.

Now, if Frank Sheeran lied his ass off ? Who tha fuck knows? Henry Hill lied a lot and Goodfellas still is a classic. It is a movie not a documentary.
Yeah, even though the lifestyle of a working man turned union official and hitman is unique, the background story of getting older and certain things going wrong like family rifts can be relatable to alot of people.
 
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Btw, for those that don't want to watch the whole 3.5 hours in one shot, I'd suggest watching half one day and half the next. It's one of those movies that you can do that with if you don't want to sit and watch the whole thing or if you don't have time.
 
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Thought it was incredibly boring from start to finish. No idea how some people seem to have enjoyed it so much, it was just dull.
 

Beefcake

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Loved the movie. Al Pacino is larger than life as Jimmy Hoffa and is always an absolute joy to watch. Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci put on great performances as well, showcasing that even hardened monsters have everyday problems and human moments.
 
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Btw, for those that don't want to watch the whole 3.5 hours in one shot, I'd suggest watching half one day and half the next. It's one of those movies that you can do that with if you don't want to sit and watch the whole thing or if you don't have time.
I seen something online about how to watch it in 3 parts that make sense, like a mini series.
 
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Thought it was incredibly boring from start to finish. No idea how some people seem to have enjoyed it so much, it was just dull.
I guess depends on what u like in a movie. I like good, simple storytelling. What would your top 4 or 5 movies ever be? Might give an indication into the sort of movies you typically like. Maybe this movie doesn't matchup with your typical likes.
 
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I guess depends on what u like in a movie. I like good, simple storytelling. What would your top 4 or 5 movies ever be? Might give an indication into the sort of movies you typically like. Maybe this movie doesn't matchup with your typical likes.
I loved goodfellas, reservoir dogs, usual suspects, the night crawler off the top of my head, i have pretty varied taste in films to be honest anything besides full on action movies I just don't like slow movies, I felt like I did when I watched that drive with Ryan gosling, just incredibly boring but then it was highly rated. I'm not alone in finding it boring, it seems to be more people finding it boring or average than great but I still expect it will do extremely well with the critics. Maybe I went in expecting too much. I watched it in 3 parts too so it wasn't a matter of time
 
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It was okay. There were moments that were absolutely brilliant. Joe Pesci put in an amazing if obviously subdued performance, Al Pacino was brilliant as Hoffa, the meeting with Pro was fantastic, possibly the best scene in the movie.

BUT.

De Niro was just too old to be believable as a 30 something gangster for two thirds of the movie. He works as an aging guy telling his story, but as a hard man beating up a shop keeper (the worst scene in the entire movie) he just looks like a an awkward 70-something who hasn't been physically active in just a bit too long.

It was a nice little goodbye to Scorsese's best work, and it stands on it's own as a decent but not great film. If it had been made in like 1995 it would have been absolutely fucking brilliant, but it just came out about a quarter century too late. Even with that being said, it was far too long, and would've been served well with a few good passes from a strong editor.
 
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It was okay. There were moments that were absolutely brilliant. Joe Pesci put in an amazing if obviously subdued performance, Al Pacino was brilliant as Hoffa, the meeting with Pro was fantastic, possibly the best scene in the movie.

BUT.

De Niro was just too old to be believable as a 30 something gangster for two thirds of the movie. He works as an aging guy telling his story, but as a hard man beating up a shop keeper (the worst scene in the entire movie) he just looks like a an awkward 70-something who hasn't been physically active in just a bit too long.

It was a nice little goodbye to Scorsese's best work, and it stands on it's own as a decent but not great film. If it had been made in like 1995 it would have been absolutely fucking brilliant, but it just came out about a quarter century too late. Even with that being said, it was far too long, and would've been served well with a few good passes from a strong editor.
If this movie was even made 10 years ago, it would have been much better.

I still can't get over that fucking grocer scene :rofl

The fact that nobody in the entire production team though ,'eh, marty, how about we try that one again with a stuntman or from a better angle '...

Another small gripe with one of the actors is with how Stephen Grahams character talked. He seemed to do the accent great for 90% of the time, but every now and again he would default back to talking out the side of his mouth like a bad stereotype of how a East coast gangster would talk. Like something youd see in a bad movie from the 50's..You could see Graham trying really hard to hold it in and keep it under control, but every now and again it would slip. I dont know why that bothered me.

That is a small gripe though, because his character is great, he plays him exceptionally well and his accent is great for the most part. Just being hyper critical.
 
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If this movie was even made 10 years ago, it would have been much better.

I still can't get over that fucking grocer scene :rofl

The fact that nobody in the entire production team though ,'eh, marty, how about we try that one again with a stuntman or from a better angle '...

Another small gripe with one of the actors is with how Stephen Grahams character talked. He seemed to do the accent great for 90% of the time, but every now and again he would default back to talking out the side of his mouth like a bad stereotype of how a East coast gangster would talk. Like something youd see in a bad movie from the 50's..You could see Graham trying really hard to hold it in and keep it under control, but every now and again it would slip. I dont know why that bothered me.

That is a small gripe though, because his character is great, he plays him exceptionally well and his accent is great for the most part. Just being hyper critical.
That is the first thing that came to mind. De Niro looked so fucking old and stiff. The blows looked so weak and fake.
 
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