Kill the Irishman (2011) - Biography, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

38

Bearable

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 11 out of 72 found boring (15.27%)

One-line Reviews (49)

Even the violence/action scenes are dull and unconvincing.

The wife and mistress are bland.

Vincent D'Onofrio also continues to build his legacy as one of the best and most entertaining actors of his time.

The shot in the end when he gives the boy the cross is so predictable that I laughed to myself.

But here, Nick Love seems to be completely uninterested in doing anything else than taking the footage as is and telling the story from beginning to end in the most plain and dull way imaginable.

It's loud, fast paced and ever so slightly tongue in cheek.

it is awfully slow and story is almost non existent.

Very entertaining and good mafia movie, great cast and acting.

All-in-all an entertaining watch, witty dialogue, powerful scenes, fast narrative and one of the few movies these days with a great background score.

Walken's character Shondor Birns is entertaining as the provider of financial services to men who like to gamble, and if I had to guess, might be the only actor to ever use the term 'vigorish' in a movie; I haven't see enough episodes of 'The Sopranos' to know otherwise.

Borrowing (not enough) stylistically from Goodfellas and thematically from Casino (though also not enough), this is a fascinating story about an pivotal time in American history and the collision of old and new in the world of crime.

Paul Sorvino gives us the perfect NYC mob boss image and, while his role is brief, it's a performance worth watching.

The direction was all over the place and the acting dull.

Unlike many bio-dramas, this one moves along at a rocket pace, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats.

First of all I found its lead, Ray Stevenson, a little bland an uncharacteristic.

True story told straight set in Dull City .

It seems like Hensleigh is so terrified of the movie feeling slow, that he goes to the extreme in the opposite direction.

An exciting ride!.

Set in the 1970s at the height of the infamous 'Mafia versus pretty much anyone who's not Italian' wars, this action packed film based on real life events has a star studded cast, including Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Fionnula Flanagan, and Michael Finn Seamus McDonnell O'Flahahaherty.

While the movie is very good and entertaining, I was a little disappointed.

A good one for the mature audience who savor biographies and slow paced dramas.

This film sugarcoats and soft peddles the darker elements of the man and his story, coming off more like propaganda than cinema.

The story as presented here is actually somewhat dull and clearly disappointing.

My attention was kept during the entire movie and it was entertaining, these are the only criteria which are important for me when watching a movie.

From the start, a riveting film until we get the entrance of Vinnie Jones - from the minute he moved his lips and gave the worst Irish accent I have ever heard, my heart started sinking.

If the cast was not what it was this would have been a really bad B movie, but as it stands it is a very entertaining movie to watch.

For this movie to be enjoyable, and actually make sense, we have to at least know and care a little bit for our characters.

It's so dull, I often wondered how I managed to sit through to the end.

The bottom line, Kill The Irishman is certainly not Goodfellas, but it was still extremely entertaining, and offers viewers a story about the mafia, that most wise guys would prefer to forget.

Throughout the 1970s, Greene regains his standing as a man not to be messed with, while also battling his morals and his desire to break free from the shady business he's immersed in.

To produce something this uninteresting with such cast is a crime.

Excellent action packed mob movie .

This movie is dead dull.

worth the watch .

Aside from some phony-looking CGI flames for some explosion scenes, this is a competent and modestly engaging little effort.

Overall the acting was decent but the pace moves so rapidly that it winds up actually being a little boring, only because we aren't allowed to enjoy the moments.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable 100+ minutes!

Every scene is dull and unconvincing.

Don't waste your time...

Dull and disjointed - don't bother .

With that said the film is more fascinating and entertaining than most others of it's type.

Before that I had watched a series of disjointed scenes that were seemingly thrown together in any order.

As a self proclaimed organized crime movie expert this was a very entertaining and good movie.

Informative, fun, exciting.

Quite frankly I was bored by this film.

Kill the Irishman brings Greene's story to the screen but does so in rather mundane fashion.

This thing has such a glacial pace I wanted to start clubbing baby seals to relieve the boredom..And what was up with Ray Stevenson's hair?

Walken is quiet and dangerous in a somewhat underplayed role, but he is entertaining doing anything, so it's all good.

Since a great film always comes down to the director, we have to give Jonathon Hensleigh a resounding round of applause for this fascinating and entertaining portrait of the under-workings of the mob.