“This is Scorsese’s least sentimental picture of mob life,” wrote A. O. Scott in a recent New York Times review of The Irishman, “and for that reason his most poignant.” The new movie—which stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci—marks Scorsese’s return to well-trodden territory (in terms of subject and actors) as well as an embrace of technology (the actors play younger versions of themselves). The result is a three-and-a-half-hour crime epic just begging for a Broadway overture, and the movie’s producer, Netflix, has arranged just that. Viewers can see The Irishman in the 1,015-seat Belasco Theater, for $15. —J.V.
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