Scorsese's The Irishman

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  1. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    I love how somber and depressing the ending of the movie is and had me feeling that every minute of it. Bravo Scorsese.
     
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    I have been dividing this film into three one hour parts since the movie is long. But it's a good one so far. I got about an hour and 10 minutes left.
     
  4. OutOfBoose ⊃∪∩⪽ 2020

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    I watched it and thought it was OK. Probably too much in the comfort zone for Scorsese. I believe he did the same in the past and did it much better.

    It felt more like fanservice for people who like mob movies.
     
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  5. samsnee Ok

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    Yeah felt same. It’s well acted but at this point, the three main leads can do this role in their sleep. Pesci was the only one who stood out for me as it’s different from his other mafia roles. Pacino was basically Pacino. The de-aging effects weren’t bad but the problem is we know what young Deniro looks like and that wasn’t it.

    I would like for Scorsese to do a mafia movie without relying on narration for once.
     
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  6. Broseph44 Witness Me

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    Man this was another classic from Marty. I loved it. As expected it is so much like Goodfellas and Casino. I think it’s one of his finest. DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino were all brilliant. Pacino stole the show for me he was a pisser. Also the de-aging and aging looked excellent all around. A must buy for me when it gets a blu release.
     
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    it kept taking me out of the movie honestly because it was so distracting
     
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    Overall it was just ok, so much hype and yet it felt like a movie we should have got 15 years ago. Just felt like something or a certain flavor was missing to give it that casino/ goodfellas/ departed pop.

    Felt like when I go back to a steakhouse I use to love and the steak I get looks the same as I remember it but after I’m done it feels off.
     
  9. Doctor Jones It's All One Story

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    This film was a masterpiece. It's the best of the year. I'm glad to see the master back and to see great, one of a kind filmmaking.

    Three and a half hours did not feel like it. This was structured wonderfully. Given the film's themes, it's like a funeral, the end of an era. This just so happen to consummate the history of Scorsese and DeNiro's collaboration which makes it bittersweet. Meta wise, when you think when they started out on Mean Streets to how this ends, it gets me emotional. Yet this is just another Scorsese film and he'll be back. These are all guys who hit their peak a long time ago, but are still the best at what they do and they're still making incredible stories.

    Direction wise, this was different from Scorsese's other gangster films. This is a lot more distant and restrained. There's not as many stylistic flourishes that he's known for and it's great given this material.

    I managed to see this in theaters and I'm glad I did. I wouldn't miss this for the world. Now it will be nice to rewatch it on Netflix and now have to wait to see it again.

    Scorsese has made two masterpieces back to back with this and Silence.
     
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  10. Drizzle I'm gonna get real weird with it

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    That's how I felt about it. This was a lot slower paced (and perhaps less entertaining) than Goodfellas or Casino given everyone most heavily involved with this film is in their mid-late seventies, but it's still a good film. De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci all turned in great performances. It's easily each of their best work in 25 years.
     
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    Yeah I thought this was very different from Scorsese's past gangster films as well, especially Goodfellas and Casino. There was definitely a lot of restraint on display here as well as it being a much slower film too, but like I said before I was never bored by it. I mean just seeing Pesci and Pacino in the same scene alone was enough to make me feel giddy after all these years. It was a great scene too IMO.
     
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    Anyone who thinks this is just a rehash of Scorsese's past gangster movies... I mean, I don't know what to say. The tone, themes, and structure are totally different. Yes, DeNiro and Pesci are back, but they are playing very different roles than we've ever seen them play in a Scorsese movie. And now we finally get to see Pacino and Stephen Graham in a Scorsese movie, and they are GREAT. And the way Paquin is used and the presence she brings to that... also great, in fact possibly the most powerful presence in the film as she brings a moral view that cuts like a knife through all the BS.

    The coda of this film whittles away the gangster tropes until there is nothing left but the solemn and universal truth of our frailty, of the ways our choices can impact our lives, and the fact that every earthly thing we strive for can't really be counted on when the sun is going down on us. It is an existential elegy that doesn't just make this a worthy entry for Scorsese in his crime movie canon, it makes it a NECESSARY final statement.

    I understand if people don't enjoy it, but this is a remarkably different film from Scorsese's other crime movies and honestly I don't think there's another mobster movie out there quite like it. Let it be the swan song for the genre, and an excellent one.
     
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    Loved this movie. It was classic Scorsese

    Even though the movie was 3 and a half hours long it sure didn’t feel like it because of how great the story kept going and how engaging the characters were. Excellent performances all around but Pacino and Pesci stood out the most for me
     
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    seems like social media isn't a fan tons of people calling this film boring and too long
     
  15. Doctor Jones It's All One Story

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    This is a case where everyone's ages help enhance the film and its themes. I don't think it would have been as powerful if anyone else or even Scorsese fifteen years ago made it. I don't think it would have been as unique. The amount of time it took to make this movie served it better. You look at the people DeNiro and Scorsese are now which is far from who they were when they made Mean Streets. Those polar opposite ends make it stronger. You really gotta live quite a life to make this movie, just like the material was about that.

    When you see DeNiro at the very end, that's helped by the fact of how long this guy's been around. He isn't too far away from Frank's end himself.
     
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    It probably depends on who you follow. My feed has been almost unanimous and emphatic praise. But I would certainly recognize that this movie ain't for everyone.
     
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  17. Lone Non-playable character

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    Are those people born pre-age of instant gratification or post?

    Anyway I just rewatched Goodfellas and DeNiro was playing an Irishman in that too. Made me wish a director was crazy enough to shoot a film like this with the same actors and actually wait for the actors to age in real time for the characters they’re playing. Might take 30-40 years but it’d be ****ing worth it IMO.
     
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    I liked the movie. I was surprised that Anna Paquin got like one line in the whole movie though.
     
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    The ending is just so stark in its existentialism and bleak. The performances were really solid although I don’t think they were necessarily award worthy with the exception of Pacino. DeNiro and Pesci were great but I think there are slightly, just slightly better performances this year.

    the cinematography, dialogues, story and pacing were fantastic. I LOVED the slow burn feel of this. It felt like a full journey of this individual going into crime and seeing the full consequences of those actions. It sounds like it’s been done before but the way Scorsese did in this movie felt so fresh and different too.

    The only gripe was not casting younger actors to play the younger versions of the characters. Seeing the body language and actions during certain scenes like beat ups or roughing up people looked stiff and just how elderly folk move.
     
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    it worked in the context of the movie :up:
     
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    Its a solid 7/10. It is a bit long and I did tend to get lost in the plot half way through because there where so many sub-characters names being spoken amidst the flashbacks. So I was kind of trying to play catch up lagging behind 10 minutes on what each characters motives where and why things were happening on screen. Probably needs a rewatch but at 3.5hours long it might be a while before I do.

    Of the movies I've seen from him, I would class this as low-tier Scorsese. Taxi driver, Silence, The Departed, Wolf of Wall St, King of Comedy, Goodfellas and Shutter Island are all superior imo. Its on par with Gangs of New York.
     
  24. samsnee Ok

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    Boyhood: The Mafia Years
     
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  25. samsnee Ok

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    Eh I wouldn’t say it’s completely different. There’s still over reliance on narration. Pacino was basically Pacino with no subtlety whatsoever. I like Pesci for being more subdued. He was the best part in this. It’s a good movie but not one I’d revisit anytime soon.
     

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