Some skeptical critic friends and I were speculating about the Death March that is “The Irishman.” Netflix viewing figures, via Nielsen, show over 17 million dove into Scorsese’s last long walk on a short mob movie pier. And maybe 700,000 finished it.
“Too long?” “Seen this with (mostly) the same cast, only better?”“Hero” of the piece is neither likeable nor credible? DeNiro can’t be de-aged to look a believable 33?
For whatever reason, most aren’t compelled ton stick with it. Maybe they’re getting to it eventually.
But keep giving this recycled indulgent, slack surface skate of a Made Man Movie “Best Picture of the year” honors. Maybe that’ll help.