The Irishman: An Existential Mob Movie

The thing about Martin Scorsese is that a lot of his movies tend to feel similar to each other because they deal with similar kinds of people learning similar lessons. Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed, and even The Wolf of Wall Street to an extent all have similar messages. This isn’t to say they aren’t great movies – each of the four movies I just listed deserve at the very least four out of five stars – it’s just that when it looks like The Irishman is going to be more of the same, you can’t help but worry just a bit.