The Irishman

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Scorsese's reflective, masterful, violent crime epic.

R 2019 209 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 39 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

If you have 3.5 hours to kill then go for it

A lot to love in this film and it takes a long time to get there. My favorite parts were the final 30 minutes. Little do we see the elongated aftermath of what happens when you do what you want and create your own morality. The intricacies of how Hoffa is interspersed with politics, mafia money, casinos, and pensions is rich, so rich that it makes Peggy's response to her father feel egregiously petulant and adolescent. She is portrayed as someone who never grows internally and that is a shame, but not out of Scorsese character. The freeze-frames and fates of the vast amount of characters that you meet is a huge highlight and offers a wonderful candor and spirit in watching this film.
age 9+

Good Movie, a Little Overhyped.

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