The Irishman becomes Martin Scorsese’s most acclaimed film of all -time

The Irishman becomes Martin Scorsese’s most acclaimed film of all-time receiving a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and beating both Taxi Driver and Goodfellas

  • The Irishman has attained a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
  • The perfect score makes the gangster drama Martin Scorcese’s most critically-acclaimed film of all-time 
  • Only 23 films hold a perfect score on  Rotten Tomatoes – including classics Citizen Kane, Rear Window, and All About Eve 
  • The Irishman is due for release in cinemas on November 1, before it hits Netflix on November 27 

The Irishman has become Martin Scorcese’s most critically- acclaimed film of all-time, garnering a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.  

The popular website – which aggregates official film reviews to give each movie a percentage score –  has awarded the film a 100% rating based on reviews from 80 different publications.   

The gangster epic, which sees Robert DeNiro play real-life hitman Frank Sheeran, has even superseded Scorcese’s most famous film, Taxi Driver, which holds a 98% rating.  

The Irishman has also come out on top against the director’s other beloved movies, Goodfellas and Raging Bull – each of which hold a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

It’s extremely difficult to attain a 100% ‘Certified Fresh’ rating on the website, as a single negative review will undercut a perfect score. 

The Irishman has become Martin Scorcese’s most critically- acclaimed film of all-time, garnering a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Robert De Niro is pictured in a scene from the forthcoming movie 

Only 23 films hold a 100% rating on  Rotten Tomatoes – including Citizen Kane, Rear Window, and All About Eve.  

The Irishman is set to be released in cinemas on November 1, and will hit Netflix on November 27 – the day before Thanksgiving. 

The film cost a whopping $160 million to make, and runs for 3 hours and 29 minutes –  a run time longer than The Godfather, Titanic and all of  Lord of The Rings films.  

Not one of the 80 published reviews have been negative.  

The Irishman is being hailed as Scorcese's magnum opus - a giant feat given his glittering 40-year career

The Irishman is being hailed as Scorcese’s magnum opus – a giant feat given his glittering 40-year career 

The Irishman has attained a higher Rotten Tomatoes rating than Taxi Driver (pictured)

The Irishman has attained a higher Rotten Tomatoes rating than Taxi Driver (pictured) 

1990's Goodfellas (pictured)  is one of Scorcese's most beloved movies - but it scored lower than The Irishman on Rotten Tomatoes

1990’s Goodfellas (pictured)  is one of Scorcese’s most beloved movies – but it scored lower than The Irishman on Rotten Tomatoes 

Of the film’s epic run-time, MailOnline’s Roxy Simons wrote in a recent review:  ‘There’s rarely a moment where The Irishman is burdened by this run-time, thanks to its incredible lead stars, masterful direction and poignant storyline.’ 

Meanwhile, Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman wrote: ”One might even ask: ‘Why, in the age of skittery attention spans, did Scorsese choose to make a three-and-a-half-hour magnum opus for Netflix?’

‘But the answer, it turns out, is rather up-to-the-minute. That running time is a mere blip in the world of binge-watching; if The Irishman weren’t a movie at all but, in fact, a show (a limited series, say), we’d be talking all of three episodes.’ 

Elsewhere, The Telegraph‘s Robbie Collin looked towards Scorsese’s most recent filmography, as he wrote: ‘As Scorsese late-career masterpieces go, The Irishman splits the difference between Silence and The Wolf of Wall Street: this is a weighty, contemplative work, but one that moves like lightning for its entire three-and-a-quarter hours plus credits, and sporadically shakes with darkly comic amusement.

‘It would be unchivalrous to put a date on when De Niro was last this good. But he’s sensational – giving a grippingly subtle, internalised performance that melts through the de-ageing process as if it were no more than make-up.’  

The Irishman is set to be released in cinemas on November 1, and will hit Netflix on November 27 - the day before Thanksgiving

The Irishman is set to be released in cinemas on November 1, and will hit Netflix on November 27 – the day before Thanksgiving