The Irishman

The Irishman ★★★★★

“You don’t realize how fast time goes by until you get there.”

Best: Acting (a legendarily assembled cast filled to the brim with passionate, impeccable performances, standouts being Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, and Harvey Keitel), direction (impressive, dynamic camerawork, intricate long takes), story (thoroughly investing, wonderfully structured, well-paced), characters, production design, writing (flawlessly written dialogue full of wit, charm, and astounding realism), stunning visual effects, themes (effectively presented, extremely resonant), editing, cinematography (ingenuous usage of lighting and framing, superb shot composition), score (incredibly composed, great percussion, and strings)
Worst: Nothing
Notable Bit: According to Deadline, before accepting the role of Russell Bufalino, Joe Pesci refused multiple times to come out of retirement in order to appear in this film. Some sources say the actual number of refusals was fifty.


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