I watched it over several nights, that's how much it captured my undivided attention.Watched it last Wed when it hit Netflix. My review:
What do you get when you cross Goodfellas(5/5) with Hoffa(4/5) and Casino(3.5/5)? The most anticipated movie of the year....or one of them.
I caught this on Netflix today. Honestly....I saw this movie before. DeNiro plays his standard character. Pesci was a toned down Pesci. Pacino was solid as Hoffa.
NOT a classic. Nowhere on the level of Goodfellas. I might say that I preferred Hoffa over this.
I will rewatch.....maybe over the long weekend to see if I change my mind. I was never a huge fan on Casino.....but I lump The Irishman in with that.
3.5-ish/5....subject to change once I watch it again.
Related: I met JImmy Hoffa Jr years ago when he was running for the pres of the Teamsters. I was working for a steel company Queens, NY and he came by the facility to campaign. I was not a Teamster...jr management....but the drivers/workers all were. Cool dude!
I haven’t watched it again. Honestly, it didn’t move me to and isn’t one of those movies that I will watch a part of whenever it is on(Shawshank, Scarface, A Few Good Men, etc.)
Now that I look/think back, it was ok. I might say 3/5 today.
You can't make old guys look young, the movement ain't there. A fail.
And where was Robbie Robertson's soundtrack?