The Irishman ★★★★★

An intense and sentimental film where Martin Scorsese seems to collect and mix the pieces of his brilliant filmography to return to discuss the world of American gangsters, without exalting this criminal universe. Any exaltation is in fact put aside to get to the heart of the relationships between the main protagonists.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci give warm and passionate performances, and especially Al Pacino's character is perhaps the most exuberant and stars in some of the film's funniest moments.

The gangster film intersects with politics and American history, giving a reduced look without leaving the narrative trail of the story.

An almost perfect film with few mistakes. The long duration is not a bad thing. As for the digital technique used to rejuvenate the protagonists: good in some scenes but in others it's a bit too fake, too much like a video game.

"The Irishman" is a film about friendship, betrayal and guilt. A film full of meaning. The final work in a genre that Scorsese has been able to tell like few others. A film that combines the style of "Goodfellas" with the poetics of "Once Upon a Time in America".

A film that absolutely must be seen.