Netflix has released a final trailer of The Irishman and is filled with glowing reviews for Martin Scorsese’s latest crime epic.
The iconic director’s work has rarely failed to catch on with critics, and his latest offering is no exception.
The Irishman should be all the sweeter for the positive response Scorsese, given the time it took to try to land the film. Now, more than ten years later and $ 150 million later, his vision has finally been realized and is making its way around the world.
The Irishman is currently in the midst of a limited theatrical run, ahead of its streaming release on Netflix on Thanksgiving.
Still, most people would not see the film on the big screen, amid its small rollout and some theater chains refusing to screen Netflix Originals in general.
For this reason, Netflix has gone ahead and is attempting to promote one last promo for the film, ahead of its proper nationwide release next week.
In terms of plot, the final Irishman trailer covers most of the ground, similar to the previous one.
The film itself depicts the life and times of a Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro), who began with his experiences in WWII and as a hitman working for dacoit boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Jockey).
And, later, Union Head Jimmy Hoff (Al Pacino). As seen here, The Irishman is portrayed as an older man with scenes of Sheeran reflecting on his own experiences, including his involvement with Hoffa’s infamous disappearance, and its impact on his loved ones.
Is particularly on a relationship with his daughter Peggy (played by him). Anna Pequin as an adult. Critics praised Scorsese for adopting this view, saying that the film sheds light on themes related to heritage and the violent truths of American history (among other things).
At this point, it is safe to assume that the Irishman will be a major contender in upcoming award shows such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars, given the significant reception so far.
There will no doubt be welcome news on Netflix, which has invested a lot of time, money, and effort into making Scorsese’s passion project a reality.
For longtime fans of the director, the film has also promised to provide a suitable capstone for its gangster trilogy, which began with Goodfellas and continued with Casino.
It may take longer than expected to come together, but it seems that the Irishman was really worth the wait.