Scorsese’s the irishman

Setanta

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May 24, 2013
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The mark of a great movie is how it closes out. Casino's third act is as good as the first two , if not better.

Its hardly up for debate that Goodfellas falls limp in the 3rd act
, therefore Casio is objectively the superior film. Casino is the movie Marty really wanted to make.
 
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I wasn't too impressed with the film and its not because it wasn't Goodfellas or whatever.

Im not even that big of a fan of Goodfellas. Imo , Marty's masterpiece is Casino. A sweeping cinematic epic in he vain of Lawrence of Arabia or Gone with The Wind.

A multi layered , mature and nuanced account of economics and common human dilemmas in the mob world. Portrayed through staggering believability by Stone , DeNiro , Pesci and Woods.
It was an almost impossible feat of editing and pacing. Never have i witnessed another near 3 hour movie that moves at such a pace. A technical ability that seems lost in Hollywood these days. Its a movie that's genius is only released on repeat viewings.


Irishman man is a good film , i jumped to conclusions in the other thread , but where's the brilliant technical skill behind the camera you come to expect from Scorsese?

The impressive looking shots , the cinematography , the lighting etc..It looked like it could have been made by any one.

Even the wardrobe was nowhere near as good as it was in Casino.

Its bland and pretty life-less , including the dialogue which never really leaps off the screen. Every word that came from Ace Rothstien's mouth commanded your upmost attention.

The film just didn't do it for me..I might watch it again however.

I love "Casino", good to see someone giving it it's deserved props. I liked Goodfellas a little better but both are in my top 3 movies of all time. For me, it's "Rocky" and then those 2 movies. I actually just watched it again yesterday with a friend. After watching "The irishman", I felt like watching another Scorcese movie and chose that one.
 
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Not the biggest Casino fan either.

Like a few others thought it went downhill , after the virtuoso and educational first act ,which showed how the mob used to run gambling in Las Vegas.
 
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Joe E

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Jul 29, 2012
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Not a bad movie. Pacino didn't convince me as Hoffa. DeNiro didn't convince me as Sheeran.
 

Yolo Swaggins

I wear your Grandads clothes
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Just gonna put my two cents on
Casino is a brilliant movie, i personally prefer it over goodfellas as great as a movie that is

I will have to rewatch the irishman i had a long week and pretty much fell asleep like pesci’s character about two hours in so that sabotaged it for me.
 
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The story was very interesting, but the movie was made 20 years too late. These guys looked flat out weird in their younger make-up. Eventually you kinda get over it, but De Niro in particular just ain't what he used to be as an actor. Very stale. Pacino and Pesci were really good, though.
 
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Dying to watch this but just cant find the time. Three and a half hours is a big commitment for me.

Also yes, Casino is better than Goodfella's.
 
May 21, 2013
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The story was very interesting, but the movie was made 20 years too late. These guys looked flat out weird in their younger make-up. Eventually you kinda get over it, but De Niro in particular just ain't what he used to be as an actor. Very stale. Pacino and Pesci were really good, though.
It wasn't make up it was CGI - at times it was really of putting Deniro had it for his younger scenes and prosthetics for his super old scenes

Pacino was CGI the entire movie - did a number on my eyes for sure

Great story though - did love it

Oh random : Officially Deniro is 5ft 9 - they is a movie museum up the street from me and they have some of his outfits from various films - no way is he 5 ft 9
 
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My only small gripe with the movie was the scene with the corner-store grocer. Looked a weird and fake beat down. Looked like an old and fragile guy trying to stomp someone( which it is), but was meant to be a Deniro in his 30's stomping someone. It was weird.

 
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