The Irishman

The Story

In the 1950’s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russel Bufaliano and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hitman, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa a powerful Teamster tied to organised crime.

The Good

As you would expect from a Martin Scorsese movie staring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci it’s a great movie. This movie has a great story, a superb cast and is well directed by Scorsese. Joe Pesci is more of a reserved mobster who requires respect from everyone and is different from his funny, psychotic performance in Goodfellas. De Niro is great as the hitman for the mob. Pacino is charismatic as Hoffa and it’s one of his best performances in years.

The Bad

At 3 and a half hours the movie feels really long, especially towards the end of the movie when the story slows down. I don’t mind a long movie but I just felt the last part of the movie could have been shorter and that it wasn’t all that necessary.

The Verdict

As it’s based on a true story the story is really good and it gets as much into the movie as it can. As a result it’s a really long movie, it moves along at a good pace to begin with but slows down towards the end of the movie. It’s a good thing it’s on Netflix as you can pause it to go get a drink and food. If you don’t mind a long movie then I would definitely give it a go, it’s well written, directed and acted by an all star cast.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five.

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