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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2013
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re: The Irishman
I thought it was solid but not great. I can't believe Netflix spent $200 million to make it. I'm not the least bit surprised every other studio balked at making it. Other than Scorcese getting the ole band back together and making a passion project I'm not sure it's worth a casual movie fans time.

If it's anyone other than Scorcese I think people are complaining about it dragging (particularly the end). Since it's Scorcese though posters on this board will grant him the artistic license to do whatever he wants. Which is fine, he's earned it, it's just not for me.
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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Jan 2013
2345 posts

re: The Irishman
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f they have the technology, then why not just use a younger stunt double and put the "young DeNiro" face on him? I enjoyed it, but the grocery store scene was cringe. It looked like a 70 year old man fighting someone. They can't change the way theses guys move. Same with Samuel L Jackson in Capt. Marvel.


I wondered about where all the money put into this movie went considering the enormous budget. It seems like it'd be a lot easier, more believable, and cheaper to cast younger actors and age them with makeup or CGI than it was to to the opposite. But I'm guessing Scorcese required it to be Pesci, Pacino, De Niro


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Dawgirl
Georgia Fan
Member since Oct 2015
4218 posts

re: The Irishman
Just finished watching this boring movie. Very inaccurate since no one knows what really happened to Hoffa. The whole idea of him being murdered in that house is a theory just like everything else we've heard over the years. Joe Pesci was great but having Pacino as Hoffa was totally mismatched. I love Scorsese movies but this one I have to give a D.

I liked the "Hoffa" movie with Nicholson better than this movie.

No one knows what really happened to Hoffa and we probably never will.


tigerpimpbot
Jacksonville St. Fan
Florida Board
Member since Nov 2011
56572 posts

re: The Irishman
I’m about halfway through. De Niro doesn’t look young with any amount of CGI on his face.

Also the scene where he stomps the grocer is hilarious because he’s old AF and about to break his own hip kicking the dude.


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randybobandy
BYU Fan
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Member since Mar 2015
1477 posts

re: The Irishman
As much as I tried to like this movie, it just dragged on and on like a washed up 40 year old NBA player just cashing in on his final check. IMHO they could have cut 1/3 of this movie and made it much more watchable. On the positive side, at least it's not another spiderman,superman,wonderwoman comic character reboot.


cajungoalie
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2008
260 posts

re: The Irishman
I will try to finish this movie tonight and hope not to fall asleep for the third time.


Baloo
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Formerly MDGeaux
Member since Sep 2003
49441 posts

re: The Irishman
It's great. It has two of my favorite things: unreliable narrators and demythification, so I was predisposed to like it. But this is essentially a three and half hour movie about old age, regret, and the inability to change the past. The scene where the nurse doesn't even know who Hoffa is shows how transitory life really is and how little we all mean, even one o the most famous and powerful people on the planet at one time.

What a depressing way to spend an evening. You can't escape death and no matter what Frank thinks, it's final.


pvilleguru
Atlanta United Fan
Member since Jun 2009
52934 posts

re: The Irishman
I'm about 1:20 into it. Does it get better? 2+ more hours of this is looking like a tall task.

But I'm also not a huge Scorsese fan. Pesci is one of my most hated actors, and it's saying something when he's probably the best part of this movie.
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LSURulzSEC
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Member since Aug 2004
64269 posts

re: The Irishman
Just completed and enjoyed the movie...


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kale
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Member since Feb 2017
1090 posts

re: The Irishman
I’m not that big of a fan of Martin but I loved this though3 and a half hours flew by and this is surprisingly one of his top 4 projects


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JackVincennes
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re: The Irishman
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Deniro could double as a white walker or a sequel to Polar express with Tom Hanks... it was very distracting


Frankenstein's little brother.


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rebelrouser
Furman Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Feb 2013
4565 posts

re: The Irishman
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Pesci is one of my most hated actors


Why?


pvilleguru
Atlanta United Fan
Member since Jun 2009
52934 posts

re: The Irishman
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Why?

Never liked him. His voice was always like nails on a chalkboard to me.


ATLsuTiger
LSU Fan
Johns Creek
Member since Aug 2009
4415 posts

re: The Irishman
If you're going to make a movie that is longer than the Godfather Part II then it better be really fricking good. The Irishman however, was just above average. Some of that CGI looked straight up silly to me. And yes, De Niro's eyes were distracting AF. That said, I really did enjoy Pesci's performance in this one.


stein_burgundy
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2016
532 posts

re: The Irishman
It had some good moments but overall I felt it moved slow and lasted too long. The CGI at times looked okay for the most part but some of the time it was just comical.

Felt it would have been better either 45 minutes shorter or a 5-6 episode miniseries where they could have expounded upon some more of the storylines a little. Don't see this one as ever being a rewatch for me.


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rebelrouser
Furman Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Feb 2013
4565 posts

re: The Irishman
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His voice was always like nails on a chalkboard to me


He's also an accomplished jazz singer. You may not like that though.


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RabidTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
2777 posts

re: The Irishman
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Very inaccurate since no one knows what really happened to Hoffa. The whole idea of him being murdered in that house is a theory just like everything else we've heard over the years.


Much of the movie was taken from Frank Sheeran's book I Heard You Paint Houses. It's probably the closest anyone is ever going to get to knowing what happened. Plus don't you think it's a bit silly to criticize the movie for being inaccurate when as you say no one definitively knows what happened?

I had no idea it was based on that book when I started it. I was kind of disappointed because I read that book years ago but still remembered it.


Dire Wolf
Houston Astros Fan
bawcomville
Member since Sep 2008
26641 posts

re: The Irishman
I get a lot of the complaints about the de-aging. Bob ain’t beating up anybody no matter what cgi you use.

As the length, I was locked in the whole time. I don’t want anything cut especially the old man stuff. There is nothing romantic about the life in this movie which I enjoyed


RabidTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
2777 posts

re: The Irishman
My complaint about the de aging is that it was all just degrees of old as frick . It did a decent job of making a 70 year old look 50, but I have no idea how old the young versions of characters were supposed to be. I also thought it was funny they made the young guy from The Wire and Entourage who played Fat Tony look super old. It's like, now you actually need an old guy for a part, but you cast a young guy?


rebelrouser
Furman Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Feb 2013
4565 posts

re: The Irishman
Wiseguy=Goodfellas, Casino+Casino, and I Heard You paint Houses=The Irishman.


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