Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” has a 100 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is now the filmmaker’s best-reviewed film of all time.
The epic crime drama, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, has received universal critical acclaim ahead of its release on November 1, NME reports.
“The Irishman,” which is produced and directed by Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, is based on the 2004 memoir "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt. The film follows Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (played by Robert De Niro) as he recounts his alleged job as a hitman for the Bufalino crime family.
The New York Times compared the movie to a Rembrandt painting, while Variety called it “a majestic Mob epic with ice in its veins.”
Rotten Tomatoes’ ‘Critical Consensus’ reads: “An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.”
“The Irishman” will premiere in limited theaters Nov. 1, before coming to Netflix on Nov. 27.