The Irishman – Too Long, or Just Right? – Editorial Blog Assignment

In November, director Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman hit select theatres before becoming available to stream on Netflix. The movie has received a positive reception from critics, earning a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 8.4/10 score on IMDB. However, it’s by no means a short watch; to watch The Irishman in full, you’ll need 3 and 1/2 hours. Some believe that its more than worth it.


Many have hailed the film as a “cinematic treasure”, praising not only Scorsese’s talent as a director but the performances of the high profile actors featured in the film, including Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Some even acknowledge the run time, but said it was well worth it for  the quality of the film.

Not everyone agreed, however. The film drew criticism from some users for being far too long and even boring.

Others used more comedic ways to critique the run time.

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