Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
BetterButter

The Irishman (2019)

Recommended Posts

Wow, I'm gobsmacked.  I saw The Irishman over the weekend and came over here expecting to read rave reviews.  I loved it and could easily see it a second time.  (In divided viewings this time, of course.) 😁

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

I enjoyed the movie.  Found it compelling and well done even at 3+ hours

But I found the last half hour pointless.  They could have summed that up in about 10 minutes.  ANd I found the storyline with Frank and his daughter pointless.  Shocking, the daughter knew he was a killer and decided to distance herself. 

A lot I didn't know about Jimmy Hoffa in terms of the details.  I knew who he was and that he disappeared, but little else. 

Not a whole lot different from other mob movies, but still a solid one. 

Share this post


Link to post
On 12/2/2019 at 9:39 AM, Constantinople said:

But leaving aside the issue of historical veracity, I fail to see the point of this movie. It didn't cover any ground that hadn't been covered in Goodfellas or Casino (for that matter, I think it was Roger Ebert who said Casino was largely superfluous). One last hurrah for Scorsese-De Niro-Pesci, now with Pacino!, isn't a good enough reason.

Agreed. I watched this over the weekend. I thought it was dreadful. The actors were just channeling mobster roles they’d done when they were younger and in their prime. And thus were not impressive. While Scorsese was tackling a mobster story for the millionth time. The movie was a complete snoozer. 

I cannot believe Scorsese got award nominations for something he’s done a zillion times. It did not show any creative growth or originality from him. But then again he’s Scorsese doing a movie with DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino! Of course he’d be nominated, no matter how undeserving. RME. 

This was truly a waste of three hours for me. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

I did enjoy the movie and never felt bored over the 3 1/2 hours (though admittedly, I watched it in two parts).  And I liked getting more info about Jimmy Hoffa than I knew before (which was very little).

That said, I have to agree that, yeah, its another mob movie, with some of the same actors you've seen in several other mob movies with a director of other mob movies.  sure, the CGI to make the actors appear younger was cool, though they still looked 40+ when they were "younger."

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
16 hours ago, Enero said:

Agreed. I watched this over the weekend. I thought it was dreadful. The actors were just channeling mobster roles they’d done when they were younger and in their prime. And thus were not impressive. While Scorsese was tackling a mobster story for the millionth time. The movie was a complete snoozer. 

I cannot believe Scorsese got award nominations for something he’s done a zillion times. It did not show any creative growth or originality from him. But then again he’s Scorsese doing a movie with DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino! Of course he’d be nominated, no matter how undeserving. RME. 

This was truly a waste of three hours for me. 

And boring AS FUCK.

I already know about Hoffa. And it's not like Scorsese is the first to try and give us more background on him. Jack Nicholson did a movie, Hoffa, about Hoffa, portraying Hoffa! Sure it was 30 years ago, also filled with inaccuracies,

this one had him murdered while he was sitting in his car by Frank Whaley

Don't recall the name of Danny DeVito's character, who played his loyal friend.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I'm halfway through and I love it.  It's like taking an Ambien but better.  Just as effective without the hangover in the a.m.  Hoffman LaRoche should market it.

Edited by kiddo82
  • Laugh 2

Share this post


Link to post

I thought this movie was a'ight.  I'm a Scorsese fan, but this really didn't break any new ground.  I will say I didn't get bored in the theater, though I did check my phone a few times to see how much longer there was.  I also had to pace myself on ordering beers or I would have ended up having to take a Lyft home!

But...I hated the de-aging.  It might have been better on the small screen, but I was distracted by it and never got used to it.  It might have worked better on unknown actors, but I know what all of these actors actually looked like when they were younger.  I can totally understand that the goal is to simply make them look younger, not exactly they they themselves did when they were younger.  But all the same, because I know better, it doesn't end up looking like a young Pesci, it ends up looking like Peschi playing an elf on the Polar Express.

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, lasu said:

But...I hated the de-aging.  It might have been better on the small screen,

Believe me, it was distracting and annoying on MY small screen.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Mine, too. I don't think it was all that effective, TBH. Yes, De Niro looked younger, but for a while he looked too old for where the character was supposed to be.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size