Happy 300th Flixwatcher! In this special birthday episode Sam Pay and Martin Zaltz Austwick from Song by Song join Flixwatcher to review Helen’s choice The Irishman.
The Irishman is a 2019 Martin Scorsese film, based on the non-fiction book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, it tells the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran a truck driver who becomes a hitman for the mob.
Robert De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran, Joe Pesci stars as Russell Bufalino, the crime boss of the Bufalino mafia and counsel to Jimmy Hoffa, played by Al Pacino. Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham and Harvey Keitel also star in supporting roles.
The Irishman is notable for its 209 minute runtime – three hours and 29 minutes of mob violence and International Brotherhood of Teamsters – labour unions in the US.
Recommendability for The Irishman was mixed, despite general consensus that is it a very interesting film, the three hour plus runtime goes against it. Unsurprisingly the repeat viewing scores very quite low and overall The Irishman scores 3.36.
Enjoyed Sam and Martin as hosts? Check out past episodes The Drunken Master and The Nice Guys.
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