As expected, a great director with a long history of great cinema has once again tapped into greatness with his latest filmography entry.
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, which finally bagged itself a proper (and notably Ray Romano-carried) trailer earlier this week, is indeed riding a wave of high praise after an assortment of lucky people shared some quick post-screening assessments Friday afternoon.
While the predicted range of reactions to the film's use of de-aging tech indeed remains, the general agreement point among early Irishman viewers is that Scorsese—backed by a cast including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci—has delivered a full-blown epic that's certain to satisfy fans.
For example, it's hard not to gravitate toward the phrase "berserker mode king shit," an enviable word gathering that pops up in Charles Bramesco's early tweeted thoughts on the film. Irishman has also been touted as "sharply written," "long but never boring," "a masterpiece," "utterly exceptional," a "fitting homecoming" for its three leads, and a "vintage Scorsese" entry that brings together elements from his best films while still standing as its own creation.
Us mere mortals, meanwhile, must wait to experience The Irishman either in a theater starting Nov. 1 and/or via Netflix Nov. 27.