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"The Irishman" reviews, on Netflix

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Much hyped, opened in theaters and now settled in on Netflix in short order.    About as all-star a cast you will ever see. 

Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa, DeNiro as Frank Sheeran, Pesci as Russ Bufalino. 

I fell asleep first time trying it out for 3.5 hours.    Second time through was a charm. 

Not one of Martin Scorsese's  best - that is my assessment.    Very good history lesson though, for the most part.  

I remember my dad speaking about "Tony Pro" Provenzano visiting him (threatening him) when he first started out as a teamster member at a very young age as a mechanic and then starting his own business. 

My dad had no love for the teamsters or any of their leadership  - felt it was the most crooked organization all time. 

I will give it 3.5 stars out of 5.     Maybe because DeNiro is such a doosh in real life but still like most of his movies.  

Not his best performance.   Pacino did better. Pesci - very subdued role, did not have to act too much. 

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Nice shoes Dooch. Big tough guy in the movies. He makes me puke.

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Yup. Much hype. Interesting history of that era. Big time cast....Deniro thinks he's tough in real life cuz he plays one in movies. Pesci played a quiet role. Pacino nailed it as a boisterous Hoffa, who, as we all know, should have not gone mouthed off to the mob.  Long 3.5 hrs but made it thru first sit. Lol

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1 minute ago, not on the rug said:

Haven't had time to watch it yet.  Don't you guys work?  Lol

Jack filled all his tags.  Now begins another year of whacky posts...

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11 minutes ago, Haskell_Hunter said:

Jack filled all his tags.  Now begins another year of whacky posts...

I can kill 4 more bucks if I want!

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Tried to watched it last night..every time a gun fight broke out, I woke up and grabbed my muzzle loader!

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Thanks, I’ll check it out. We’re currently watching Money Heist on Netflix. I thinks it’s pretty good overall. 

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1 hour ago, Bowhunter2004 said:

I made it thru it but was less than impressed. Was hoping for more. 

It followed the book "You Paint Houses". It was more about the actual story than a story hyped up for the audience.

I liked it but I had read the book and knew what to expect.

 

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I have no clue how any of you can sit and watch anything for 3.5 hrs. 
as to teamsters not much has changed. 

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How do you try to compare any movie to the likes of the Godfather 1 and 2, Goodfellas, Casino, etc. It was too long. I think it would have been more impactful if it was shorter. It's worth watching but hardly a must see ASAP. Performances were very good but after you see these guys in comedy roles, it ruins their dramatic credibility. 

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