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'The Irishman': Scorscese or SNL?

At times I thought I was watching SNL gangster skits, other times the world's oldest actors playing the world's oldest gangsters, and the last swan song of the over-the-hill gang.

At 3:09:00 you had better be committed despite the uneven acting. The story was based on the book written by the guy who killed Hoffa. It goes deep into DeNiro's initial involvement and growth in the gangster/Hoffa connections.

DeNiro was good but at times he would lapse into exaggerated facial expressions that are his recognizable stock-in-trade. Pacino was Hoffa or Hoffa was Pacino with Attica relapses. Finally, Pesci gave the best, measured performance without recreating his past. The rest of the cast pretty much followed Pesci's example.

Martin loves to tell crime stories and this one lasts three hours because he thought it needed it. I'm okay with that and I might watch it a second time. If only DeNiro and Pacino could tone it down.

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Topic - 'The Irishman': Scorscese or SNL? - Billy Wonka 15:44:43 11/29/19 (18)


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