'The Irishman' has fans heaping superlatives on Martin Scorsese's Netflix epic: 'Absolute Genius from Marty Magnificent'
To further supplement the positive reviews is the movie's rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 'The Irishman' film holds an approval rating of 96% based on 301 reviews, with an average rating of 8.89/10
Martin Scorsese's mob drama, 'The Irishman' debuted in Netflix on November 27 and Twitterati couldn't stop raving about the Robert De Niro-Al Pacino starrer. Based on the 2004 book 'I Heard You Paint Houses' by Charles Brand, the movie also stars Joe Pesci, with Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jesse Plemons, and Harvey Keitel in supporting roles.
'The Irishman' follows the story of mafia hitman, Frank Sheeran (De Niro), and his involvement with mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
Twitter was abuzz with fans praising Scorsese's work and the stellar cast performance. Talking about the flick, one fan wrote: "Three and one half hours of Absolute Genius from Marty Magnificent. Cannot recommend highly enough. Kudos to all involved. But especially Film Legends Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Bless you guys for ALL you have done."
This was seconded by fans who also praised the screenplay and the narrative.
"Amazing and powerful movie, loved it", "This is an excellent scorsese movie!", "Love it. It’s absolutely fantastic." were some of the other plaudits that followed. Some fans even managed to get a copy of Brandt's book before catching up with the movie.
"Ah man, just finished reading I Heard You Paint Houses, I am beyond stoked for this one," one fan tweeted. For Scorsese fans, this was already a Oscar-winner with a fan gushing: "One of my all time favorite films. i recommend everyone reads the book before the movie! 10/10, oscar worthy film."
"Magnificent epic ! Unbelievable performances by every single actor. One of Marty’s finest," said a fan. 'The Irishman' was a thanksgiving present to some. "So excited for this movie!!! Just in time for the long holiday weekend, yaaaaasss," a fan wrote expressing his excitement.
Comparisons with Scorsese's previous movies weren't far. "If those are your favorite films, you won’t be disappointed in this one. Even though the subject matter is (slightly) different, to me it felt like the sequel to GoodFellas 29 years later. The acting, directing, and storyline are all THAT good. Cannot recommend it highly enough," a fan tweeted.
To further supplement the positive reviews from fans is the movie's rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 'The Irishman' film holds an approval rating of 96% based on 301 reviews, with an average rating of 8.89/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "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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'The Irishman' is streaming on Netflix.