The Irishman: Here’s How You Can Watch the 3 and a Half Hour Long Gangster Movie as a Miniseries

They don’t make movies like The Irishmananymore. The Martin Scorsese film is a 3 and a half-hour long meditative gangster drama that is wonderfully crafted and performed and rich in detail. In Samuel Lim’s review, he wrote:

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The Irishman is the kind of film that defines a generation and would have if not for the tide of time. Scorsese has further solidified his status in the annals of crime film history. If any film shall bring about, or at the very least inspire, the second coming of the mobster film trend, The Irishman shall be that herald.

While we would recommend watching the entirety of the film in one sitting (which includes emptying your bladder before you hit play), we’ve seen a lot of people on Twitter complain that the film is too long. No worries! If you’re not used to sitting through long movies or simply do not have the time to do so, a Swedish-based entertainment journalist, Alexander Dunerfors, offered a different way to watch The Irishman as a four-episode miniseries, by providing timestamps to cue viewers when to stop watching without losing any of its narrative momentum.

“Episode” 1: I Heard You Paint Houses
Start – 49:00 (cut when Jimmy Hoffa ends the call).

“Episode” 2: Hoffa
49:00 – 1:40:00 (cut when Joey the Blond is introduced).

“Episode” 3: What Kind of Fish?
1:40:00 – 2:47:30 (cut when Frank exits the house).

“Episode” 4: It Is What It Is
2:47:30 – end

I created a viewing guide for everyone who thinks THE IRISHMAN is too damn long for one night. You're welcome! #scorsese #netflix #theirishman pic.twitter.com/sH06AxJ7he

— Alexander Dunerfors (@dunerfors) November 28, 2019

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The Irishman synopsis:

In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.

The Irishman is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin and Ray Romano.

The Irishman is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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