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The Irishman | Initial Reviews and Cast Insights

Reviews and news about Al Pacino starer; The Irishman

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The much-awaited Al Pacino and Robert De Niro Starer, The Irishman made a debut at the New York Film Festival last month. It had an official premiere a couple of days ago in Los Angeles. That gave chance to another lot of critics to review the filmmaking skills of Martin Scorsese. He is known for giving hits like The Departed, Goodfellas and Silence. The initial response was quite good and that hasn’t stopped.  The more they see, the more they talk about The Irishman.

The Story and Inspiration

The movie is inspired by Charles Brandt’s book; I heard you paint houses. The story revolves around a truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), who gets involved with Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hitman, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.

People Have only Good Things to Say About The Irishman

According to Rotten Tomatoes, there are hundreds of reviews and nearly every one of them has only good things to say about The Irishman. So much so, The Guardian has given Martin Scorsese directed movie, a perfect score.

Martin Scorsese returns with his best picture since GoodFellas and one of his best films ever. It’s a superbly acted, thrillingly shot epic mob procedural about violence, betrayal, dishonesty and emotional bankruptcy.

The Star-studded Cast of The Irishman

Martin Scorses’s movies usually highlight and glorify mobsters and gangsters. His movies give us an insight into their insidious and adventurous worlds. The Irishman while following a similar theme, looks a little different from his previous movies.

Although it’s about the mobs and gangs, Martin Scorsese and his main lead players, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci, are older and wiser now. The world the characters grew up in has changed as well.  According to Us Weekly:

Instead of flash and brash, Martin Scorsese delivers an effectively moving portrait that focuses on the emotional toll of being atop the mob underworld

Other cast members include notable stars Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Jesse Plemons.

When Can We See Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Action?

The movie is due to hit Netflix on the 27th of November. If you are too eager, you can catch the limited theatrical release in the first week of November.

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