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

Hohum Score

42

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: 14 out of 93 found boring (15.05%)

One-line Reviews (60)

worth the watch .

The wife and mistress are bland.

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

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

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

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.

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.

True story told straight set in Dull City .

Very enjoyable movie.

Even Christopher Walken seems bored with his role.

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

It was a thoroughly enjoyable 100+ minutes!

Even the violence/action scenes are dull and unconvincing.

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

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.

Highly recommend it.

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 an entertaining and enjoyable watch, with its humor and thrills.

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

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

The Story is compelling and the acting is good, and the only place the movie falls down is with the slightly disjointed story line and some linear characters.

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.

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

So if you want a compelling story that draws you into the movie and are willing to put up with the cliche's you'll be well entertained.

This movie is dead dull.

Every scene is dull and unconvincing.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

An exciting ride!.

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

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.

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

Quite frankly I was bored by this film.

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

Good story, but predictable .

Promising Movie Dragged Down by casting .

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

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

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

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.

Informative, fun, exciting.

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

Stevenson makes it into a snooze fest with random explosions.

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

it is awfully slow and story is almost non existent.

Excellent action packed mob movie .

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.

He is dull, stiff, not at all interesting and so the movie is mostly lost.

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

Dull and disjointed - don't bother .

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

Don't waste your time...

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