The Irishman

February 3, 2020 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Drama Film, FILM, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS | 3 Comments |

(Directed by Martin Scorsese) (2019)

We watched Marty’s film, “The Irishman,”

We watched it long into the Morn,

And all we can say, regrettably,

Is that it was One Big Yawn.

He takes lots of bits from other films,

Some of which were made by him,

Wedding, baptism from “The Godfather“,

He much from “Goodfellas” doth limn.

There’s some nonsense baked-in from “JFK“,

(Dave Ferrie’s eyebrows are absurd),

There’s a heap of expository dialogue

But we now can’t remember a word.

Production values are uneven,

The aging just doesn’t ring true,

It all seems to play by the numbers,

The ladies have nothing to do.

Robert De Niro looks tired,

Especially as a young man;

He should admonish his ‘Posture Coach’

And start acting his age, if he can.

Joe Pesci is daftly muted;

Al Pacino thick-slicing the ham,

The copious cast are of undoubted class

But accessories to a flimflam.

“We’ve eaten here before…”


  1. Reply

    Susie Boyd

    February 3, 2020

    Cruel but fair! I couldn’t work out when they were supposed to be looking young and the plot just lost me.

  2. Reply

    Grant R

    February 5, 2020

    They should have not bothered...

  3. Reply

    Mick O’Callaghan

    February 5, 2020

    It’s already been done “Hoffa”?waste of talent ??

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