I watched Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman again on Netflix last night.
The crime drama was based on the late Philadelphia criminal Frank Sheeran, and the book about him, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and the Closing the Case On Jimmy Hoffa.
The film has a South Philly connection, as Sheeran interacts with the late Philadelphia Cosa Nostra crime family boss, Angelo Bruno. As a South Philadelphian, I was disappointed that Martin Scorsese filmed the scenes about South Philly in Queens, New York.
I wrote in my first On Crime column for the Washington Times in
December of 2019, I liked the film, although it was slow, long, and a bit too
talky. I also viewed the film as fiction, as I don’t believe Sheeran murdered
Jimmy Hoffa or “Crazy Joe” Gallo.
You can read the column via the below link or via the below text:
Oldfellas: Frank Sheeran, The Irishman, and I heard You Paint Houses
Netflix reported that more than 26 million people initially watched Martin Scorsese’s crime drama “The Irishman.”
I don’t believe a word of it.