After attending a screening of Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated gangster movie, The Irishman, I can say without hesitation, believe the hype. Scorsese’s body of work is second to none, and now, this three-and-a-half-hour crime epic deserves a seat at the table with the director’s best work.
We’ve already spent a lot of time talking about The Irishman, and for a deep rundown on the film, you can watch That Shelf Managing Editor Jason Gorber’s take here. If you’re still on the fence about catching this film in theatres or waiting for it to drop on Netflix, perhaps The movie’s final trailer will sway your opinion.
Of all the trailers and featurettes Netflix has released so far, this final trailer does the best job capturing the essence of the film. The Irishman is a wistful meditation on regret, family, and legacy, and you get shades of those feelings in this sombre trailer.
The Irishman final trailer:
This movie works best if you watch it in one sitting and let it wash over you in a giant wave of emotions. So, catch it in a theatre if you can. Otherwise, start counting down the days leading up to November 27th. You’re in for an early holiday gift.
The Irishman synopsis:
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
The Irishman is now in theatres and arrives on Netflix on November 27, 2019.