There hasn't been a critically acclaimed crime mafia movie in quite some time. Netflix launched The Irishman just in time for Thanksgiving weekend and the masterpiece is expected to drag the awards season next year.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hollywood royalty Robert De Niro, Joe Pesce and Al Pacino star in the story of a 1950s truck driver who got involved with a notorious Pennsylvania criminal family.
Since its premiere last week, The Irishman has debuted with excellent reviews.
"It's the definitive fusion of both sides of Scorsese … And although it takes a while to get there, the film is a masterpiece, one made by a man who counts his own years as if they were rosaries," said Ty Burr of Boston Globe
‘You can watch The Irishman on your TV, iPad or smartphone. That viewing experience might not be what was originally intended. Look more closely and regardless of the size and shape of the screen, you will see a rarity in the cinema, a masterpiece, "explained Tim Brennan of About Bolder.
‘The Irish is a true cinematographic masterpiece. De Niro, Pacino and Pesci present their best performances in years under the master direction of Martin Scorsese, "added Comicbook Debate.
– Alexander Dunerfors (@dunerfors) November 28, 2019
There is a trap 22 when it comes to this era of binge eating. Viewers don't mind digesting a full season of a show in 5 hours, but following a central story for 3 hours is somewhat different.
Fans love everything about the movie, except its runtime. A Netflix user has decided to divide it into a series.
Sweden-based entertainment journalist Alexander Dunerfors shared an illustration that separates the film journey into 4 episodes.
It may be a blessing in disguise that Scorsese chose to host his latest creation on Netflix instead of traditional cinema because otherwise, a specific demographic audience could have been lost.
Have you seen The Irishman?