“I Heard You Paint Houses”
The Irishman is supposed to be THE film for Netflix. With a $160 million budget and this year’s most wanted de-aging technique (ref. Gemini Man), legendary director Martin Scorsese’s long awaited new film has a lot of eyes and hungry fans to please. It’s definitely made to be seen on a streaming platform, but with a 209 minute runtime, will this be a hit for Netflix?
A mob hitman, Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro), is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during World War II. Recalling his possible involvement with the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Scorsese’s mobster tale is a classic in the making. But it…
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