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

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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 79 found boring (13.92%)

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

Excellent action packed mob movie .

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

it is awfully slow and story is almost non existent.

Even the violence/action scenes are dull and unconvincing.

An exciting ride!.

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

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

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

worth the watch .

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.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable 100+ minutes!

Dull and disjointed - don't bother .

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

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

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

Informative, fun, exciting.

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

OK, it's not perfect and I doubt it's quite true, but still a compelling history lesson .

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

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

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.

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.

True story told straight set in Dull City .

The wife and mistress are bland.

Quite frankly I was bored by this film.

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

I'm very certain he was a violent, unpredictable, extremely dangerous man who wasn't anywhere near as intellectual as he is made out to be, but, again, it's a film, and they want a compelling, likable lead character.

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

Every scene is dull and unconvincing.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

This movie is dead dull.

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.

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.

Don't waste your time...

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

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.