There is so little to complain about here, but if there's one single aspect of The Irishman that doesn't quite come off, it's the controversial digital de-aging applied to Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci throughout the film.
Though the effect is astonishingly impressive for the most part, the more radical de-aging effects, especially those on De Niro when he's a young man, lend a rubbery, distracting texture to the actor's face.
Thankfully Scorsese uses the effect in more subtle ways through most of the film, but there are many individual moments where a blink of the eye or mouth movement looks noticeably off, as it's clearly been tinkered with in post-production.
The film as a whole is so absurdly absorbing that you'll probably not be drawn out of it too much, but even with a stonking $159 million budget and a post-production period of over 18 months, the results are far from perfect.
With that gripe out of the way, though, here's everything Scorsese and co. get absolutely right...
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