Earlier this week, we shared the full trailer for ‘The Irishman‘ and told you it was set to premiere at the New York Film Festival.
The premiere took place today and the early reactions from critics are mostly positive. Some critics are calling it a classic, while others were surprised by how much humor was in the film.
And most critics agree that Al Pacino steals the show, which is saying a lot because he’s surrounded by Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions below. The film will hit theaters November 1, 2019.
THE IRISHMAN is not GOODFELLAS/CASINO part 3. Different pace different tone. It is, however, absolutely fucking fantastic and I am floored. All hail the King.— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) September 27, 2019
#TheIrishman was well worth the red eye flight and well worth every single minute of that 3 and a half hour run time. More to come in a review on @ColliderVideo later but that lead trio is just as good as you’d hope & it marks another triumph for Thelma Schoonmaker. #NYFF— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) September 27, 2019
THE IRISHMAN – Audacious, epic, a film that feels like it spans lifetimes yet whisks by. Technically bold, performances raw and darkly humourous, it is the culmination of Scorsese's genre fascinations, and a late career triumph. Truly cinematic, demanding to be seen big #nyff57— Jason Gorber @ #NYFF (@filmfest_ca) September 27, 2019
THE IRISHMAN: Think GOODFELLAS, but directed by the man who gave us SILENCE. A culmination, meditation and tribute to every Scorsese/De Niro/Pesci collaboration. And yet, Al Pacino towers over all of them with a funny, sad and haunting performance as Jimmy Hoffa.— Jordan Ruimy @ #NYFF (@mrRuimy) September 27, 2019