Kevin Pollak says Martin Scorsese‘s new mobster flick, “The Irishman,” was as good as it gets for the genre — but there was a little issue according to him … the stars were too damn old.
We got the veteran actor right on the heels of the new flick landing on Netflix and asked for his thoughts on it … considering he starred in Marty’s “Casino” and tons of other crime movies. Turns out, he loved ‘Irishman’ … with one caveat, and it’s hard to tell if he’s joking.
Kevin says at one point … the film played more like a trio of old coots who lost their keys instead of menacing mobsters in their prime. He does some hilarious impressions too, to drive home his point. Pretty spot-on with his versions of Pacino, Pesci and De Niro. Well, the first 2 … he kinda phoned it in for Bobby D.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the movie captures one hit man’s journey from start to end, so the actors’ appearances do change a lot.
Of course, the gimmick with the film is the digital de-aging technology the 3 stars were put through — especially De Niro.
Some say it was distracting — others say it was great — but Kevin seems to be alluding to the fact these fellas might’ve made this a little late in their careers.