How do you review a film that has already been discussed and raved about since its release (in this case, nearly 50 years ago)? As you may have noticed from my recent posts, I’ve been attempting to catch up on Oscar winners of the past, especially on those that were released way before I was born. I can’t really consider myself a movie snob until I’ve caught up on those movies, and I’m glad I’m finally checking classics like The Godfather off my seemingly never-ending list.
2019 was the year of legendary directors at the top of their game, and The Irishman is evidence that Martin Scorsese is as good as he has ever been. People complaining about the film’s length (3.5 hours) clearly don’t appreciate the art of cinema, and with it being available on Netflix, it is very easy to take [short] breaks where needed, as I did without feeling overwhelmed by the film’s epic length.