The Irishman

This epic saga of organized crime in post-war America from filmmaker Martin Scorsese, is told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. Also starring Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Anna Paquin. (R, 210 mins)

“‘The Irishman’ is so full of Scorsese’s most beloved rep players and tropes that it’s difficult not to compare it to such predecessors as ‘Mean Streets,’ ‘Raging Bull’ and especially ‘Goodfellas.'” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“De Niro is equally dialled down, a man at the centre of the action but always removed from it. It’s his best work in years.” – Ian Freer, Empire