“It’s over,” we hear an FBI agent tell Robert De Niro in the final trailer for “The Irishman.” Through the film’s CGI aging technology, De Niro is old and there’s no one left to protect, but he’s still not ready to tell the FBI just what happened to Jimmy Hoffa.
“The Irishman” is already in theaters, but most people won’t get the chance to see Martin Scorsese’s epic saga until it debuts on Netflix on Nov. 27. And this last look should give a strong idea of just how sweeping and sobering the film can be. The glamour of “Goodfellas” is gone, replaced with this more mournful story of old men doing what needs to be done to protect themselves and their families.
The trailer even closes with a pivotal scene from “The Irishman,” with Al Pacino as Hoffa hesitant to get in a car with De Niro as though he knows he should fear for his life.
“We’ll bring you back after to get your car,” one of the mobsters says to a concerned Hoffa. He looks at De Niro, who solemnly and nervously nods, “Yeah.”
Scorsese has assembled an impressive cast for “The Irishman,” which tells the story of mobster Frank Sheeran (De Niro), the man who claims to have killed Jimmy Hoffa. De Niro, Pacino and Joe Pesci have been de-aged through visual effects for the story that spans decades. They star alongside Ray Romano, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Graham and Bobby Cannavale.
Watch the new and final trailer for “The Irishman” above.
Martin Scorsese's Crime Films Ranked, From 'Boxcar Bertha' to 'The Irishman' (Photos)
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In honor of the 30th anniversary of ”Goodfellas,“ we take a look at the Oscar-winning director’s cornucopia of films about people who live a criminal lifestyle
Martin Scorsese has made 25 narrative feature films, and only eight of them have been about people who live a criminal lifestyle. Yet when we think about his work, we think about the gangsters. Not Alice (who doesn’t live here anymore), not Christ (and his last temptation), but wise guys in slick suits who break the law, look good doing it, and always end up dead, miserable or both.
That’s probably because Scorsese, who grew up in New York City and knows the culture intimately, brings a specificity to his crime movies that matches his well-known virtuosity behind a camera. He may have made more films about other subjects than he has about criminals, but he helped define the way we look at criminality on screen. And he keeps coming back to the subject, again and again, to refine his techniques and to approach similar topics from all-new angles.
Let’s take a look at all the Scorsese movies that can confidently be called “crime” films, and see how they stack up against each other, which ones are truly essential: