'The Irishman' is already rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Some movies transcend genre and form to become all-time classics.
I'm thinking of The Godfather, American Beauty, Apocalypse Now; those movies that get people talking in excited voices and leaving theaters stunned by their brilliance.
They are, by their very nature, a rarity, but it appears as though maybe, just maybe, we could have another one on our hands in the form of Martin Scorsese's 3 hour 30 minute epic The Irishman.
Check out this dramatic trailer for the movie that's got everyone talking:
The cast alone is enough for even the most cynical of critics to sit up and take notice; Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, legends of the gangster movie genre and of Hollywood in a larger sense, directed by one of the finest directors of all time: Martin Scorsese.
The movie's success was thought to be hinging on how effective the de-aging technology would be. Now, the reviews are in, and it's safe to say critics have been blown away.
For Variety, Oweb Gleiberman writes;
"It’s the film that, I think, a lot of us wanted to see from Scorsese… rippling with echoes of the director’s previous Mob films but [it] also takes us someplace bold and new."
Writing for Vox, Alissa Wilkinson;
"The Irishman has both the frenetic swagger of his mob movies and the more contemplative gut wrench of his most spiritual films, like 1988’s The Last Temptation of Christ and his most recent film, 2016’s Silence."
Watch the most recent trailer for The Irishman right here:
And right now, The Irishman has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a total of 46 reviews thus far from critics.
The Netflix synopsis for the movie reads;
"An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.
"Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics."
The Irishman will receive a limited theatrical release in November, and will be available to stream on Netflix on Thanksgiving.