diego andaluz 🍅’s review published on Letterboxd:
9.4/10 A Script Review (can't believe this but THANK YOU NETFLIX)
I can confidently say that the Irishman is one of the best films of the year.
- so epic that it feels like it covers Goodfellas in the first act and the whole godfather trilogy in the final two acts - Much can be said about this year having films that were still good but left me feeling disappointed about them because of my expectations. But this film takes those expectations and blows them out of the water. People are always praising Goodfellas. Well, you know what? This film is like if Goodfellas was better, and still had an hour and a half more to go.
In terms of scale, this can only be compared to the arc of Vito Corleone throughout the entire Godfather Trilogy. Scorsese is on top of his game, delivering a film that takes the best of his other films and mashes them together to create an elevated masterpiece.
Steve Zaillian is a brilliant writer and if this does not win the adapted screenplay categories, I don't know what will. Now I'd normally state what were the best things about The Irishman, but I can't even narrow it down. There is not one weak link in anyone from the cast all the way to the crew (even the VFX are surprisingly not bad). The Irishman is everything you will want it to be, and more, and is most definitely a masterpiece and a modern classic (side note: even knowing the academy's track record of screwing things up, I wholeheartedly believe this will win best picture)
Thank you Netflix for financing this, they may actually be the first studio that doesn't care about the money (this is barely going to make any) and would rather be known as the studio that makes artistic classics like this possible