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The Irishman Rated 15

The Irishman

Dir. Martin Scorsese. USA, 2019. 3h 29m. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin.

A melancholic mobster epic about a WWII veteran and trade unionist who falls in with the Italian-American mafia. Master filmmaker Martin Scorcese enlists the talents of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and coaxed Joe Pesci out of acting retirement for this sweeping story of crime, politics, and mortality. 

‘No-one but Scorsese and this glorious cast could have made this movie live as richly and compellingly as it does, and persuade us that its tropes and images are still vital.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Of course, Scorsese delivers a stunning, gangster flick but The Irishman is so much more, a melancholy eulogy for growing old and losing your humanity. Savour every one of its 209 minutes, you won't regret it.’ ★★★★★ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine