Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman finally made its debut at the New York Film Festival today. The highly-anticipated crime saga which shot over 117 locations and 108 days is being hailed as a “masterpiece” as first reactions start to fill Twitter.
The review embargo will lift at 5pm PT, but here are some of the raves for Scorsese’s new film:
THE IRISHMAN is Marty’s old man movie! it’s about how you gotta have fifty conversations to do anything and everybody’s got an ego and it’s mostly just people chatting to each other and getting grumpy. terrific!!— David Sims (@davidlsims) September 27, 2019
I love THE IRISHMAN so much because it’s far more than another gangland notch on Scorsese’s belt. It’s an American epic concerned with profound moral decay and a lifetime’s festering regret. De Niro is sublime. Pacino is electric, with Pesci the calming foil. And it flies by!— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) September 27, 2019
THE IRISHMAN: al pacino … oscar ?????— karen han (@karenyhan) September 27, 2019
THE IRISHMAN is like a greatest hits album from a master of the medium. Yes, that’s a positive.— erickohn (@erickohn) September 27, 2019
The artifice of de-aging is more feature than bug.
It’s not “slow.” It often moves like lightening & elsewhere it’s downright Bressonian.
This is not a review! Those are embargoed.
My full review will be up later, but let me just add: this is De Niro's best work in YEARS. And while Pacino is great in a flashy role, Pesci really steals the show, turning in probably the most quiet performance of his career— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) September 27, 2019
Netflix will release The Irishman from November 1 in selected theaters. The film will be available for streaming on November 27