Honestly, though: we don’t have many. Opinions, that is. This film took a long time for Scorsese to pull together and represents something of a dream project for him, which is pretty fairly obvious given the Avengers-like lineup of Scorsese regulars like DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. You’ll have to take this with an enormous grain of salt, since we’re fairly open about our usual boredom in response to organized crime stories, but this all looks so stale to us. Of course, the point could effectively be argued that this cast with this director telling this story practically begs for a classic mafia-tale approach to the filmmaking. We’re not going to sit here and second-guess a master without seeing more than a minute or two of footage, but our initial reactions are both that it looks less-than fresh and also that the anti-aging work is only so-so. We know you love these actors, Marty, but you can cast younger ones for flashback scenes, you know.
We sound so bored and over-it, but we can assure you, we’ll be catching this as soon as we possibly can.
“Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, 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.”
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