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Being used to binging on consecutive episodes of hour-long TV series episodes, I did not find its length to be a problem in any way. I enjoyed it immensely.
@torunn saidI'd put The Irishman on a par with Casino and Goodfellas. It's superior to The Departed and Cape Fear. I think Raging Bull and Taxi Driver are up one level in terms of being seminal works. This is utterly subjective, though.
The Godfather, especially parts 1 and 2, is a masterpiece. The Irishman is a good film.
@divegeester saidI think it is also the alien-but-recognizable moral superstructure that is erected by gangster movies. Science fiction movies often do something similar and, indeed, have more scope for just conjuring up innovative stuff and portraying characters dealing with it.
I suppose any kind of power is fascinating, but especially so when interwoven with intrigue, murder and iconic history.
@ponderable saidSheridan claimed to have done the killing of Hoffa, but nobody else can be sure of that - it's the impression I have after googling. The calm, balanced Joe Pesci was a nice surprise.
Well oscarwise The Godfather stays in front....