Robert de Niro in 'The Irishman'
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On Friday night, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman premiered at the New York Film Festival and the film’s very first screening has drawn high praise from early viewers. Early reactions shared post-screening generally agree that Scorsese—backed by a stellar cast including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci—has delivered a masterpiece.

Early moviegoers took to social media to share their thoughts on the anticipated film, giving us a first take on the film’s de-aging technology, praising the cast and even sparking Oscar buzz. With a month left before The Irishman officially hits theaters, we rounded up some of the best and most telling early reactions from social media.

“Call it a masterpiece”

The long runtime is not an issue

The de-aging tech works

And Oscar-worthy performances

The Irishman lands in select theaters from November 1 and on Netflix November 27. Watch the trailer here.

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer