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The Irishman

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Woodface, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I watched this last night, am I alone in thinking it wasn't very good? Have we long since passed peak 'Mob Movie'? I thought the dialogue was very stilted, the scenes with DeNiro getting heavy with 'miscreants', were absurd as he moved like an arthritic old man. As is the often the case it was an hour too long! Honourable mentions to Joe Pesci & Ray Romano who were superb.
  2. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    Where did you watch it, TV or cinema? The reviews suggest it fills the three and half hours but I'm a bit worried I can last that long.
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I watched on Netflix, so at home
  4. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Mixed reactions , it's being discussed in the Netflix thread .
  5. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    I really enjoyed it, best movie of 2019 for me so far, along with Joker.

    It had an edge to it, Goodfellas was the glamourisation of gangsters, but The Irishman showed another more harrowing side.

    ...would've been nice to see more Harvey Keitel though.
  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Keitel phoned it in
  7. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Got day off today and watched it this morning, pretty much in one sitting, thought it was brilliant, really good story from start to finish. Gets a recommendation from me.
  8. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    To be fair he probably is an arthritic old man :D
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    He certainly moves like one
  10. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    I thought it was very good, but not quite excellent, as some reviewers found. At least 30 mins too long, but the pacing of the movie would have made it difficult to be much shorter than that.

    For me, Joe Pesci’s best ever performance & both Pacino & De Niro up to their usual high standards. Would also have liked to have seen more of Keitel.
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Pacino was very good. DeNiro seemed to be doing an impression of himself, really jarred with me.
  12. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    I was disappointed - Whilst some of the actors performed superbly, DeNiro really did fail to impress. If ever there was a film that needed to have different people playing the characters at different ages, this was it.
  13. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    I have thought that about him and a few of the italian-named actors my whole life. Wasn't DeNiro a big method actor? Yet every time he acts I just see DeNiro. Never been able to get past it. Never forgotten it was him throughout the movie. Usually enjoyed it, though.

    He's more in the Michael Caine, Sean Connery Jack Nicholson category of actor - movie star.
  14. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I actually think he is over-rated as an actor. I prefer more naturalistic actors. This will get shot down in flames but Harrison Ford is far more versatile.
  15. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Right, when they disappear into the role and you forget who the actor is...
  16. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    If you like Goodfellas etc, then you will like it.
    I watched it last night, really enjoyed it despite the length.

    As to De Niro, he is superb. If you don't think he can act, watch the Awakenings, the Deer Hunter or Brazil :D
    SteveS1 and kendo like this.
  17. scotty38

    scotty38 pfm Member

    I watched it last night, really enjoyed it.
  18. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I've watched all those films, he's brilliant in Deer Hunter, I do think there are better actors.
  19. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    hey, don't forget "dirty grandpa":

  20. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member


    Don't tell me ... a poster from the Whisky and Wine Fridge threads?

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