Kill the Irishman
Kill the Irishman (2011)

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, KILL THE IRISHMAN chronicles Greene's… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kill the Irishman may not add much in the way of new ingredients to its crowded genre, but the admirable efforts of a solidly assembled cast add extra depth to a familiar story.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Certainly the filmmakers rounded up the right cast of tough-guy actors for this story of mob activity, but their presence doesn't lend much vigor to this unfocused and sentimental tale.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Stevenson is big and swarthy and not altogether without credibility, but he's got as much charisma as a potato.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

The action, suspense, and tone of the movie are as flat as Stevenson's inflectionless dialogue.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The cast makes up for some occasionally spotty storytelling and telegraphing of events that keep "Irishman" from being as good as it could have been.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The problem is that writer-director Jonathan Hensleigh doesn't do much beyond filling in the template; he's telling the specific, true-life tale of mob decline in 1970s Cleveland, but every character and setpiece feels like it fell off a truck.

Richard Propes
TheIndependentCritic.com

A solid indie action flick with a strong ensemble cast.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

What makes this film special and memorable is the character of Danny Green, who is not the usual neighborhood hoodlum you see in movies, the kind who gets in deep and gradually loses his soul.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

There's an irresistible, Cleveland-esque, underdog quality about this whole production.

Brent McKnight
The Last Thing I See

"Kill the Irishman" is like a history book, where this and that and this other thing all happen at the appropriate moments, but there is little in the way of character development or emotional connection.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
There isn't a single frame in "Kill the Irishman" that is of any originality, and I truly mean that. The dialogue is flat, the direction and… More
Chris Weber
This is a fun little romp based on the rousing true story of Danny Greene- an Irish hood who waged a turf war with the Mafia all throughout the 1970s in… More
Cynthia S.
Really good drama that brought twists, turns and suspense to a real life gangster story. The suspense of the story line is taunt with superb acting, and a tight… More
Phil Hubbs
Well this was a surprise and a find that has gone unnoticed somehow, based on a true story and with a good cast this is an excellent mafia film that deserves to… More
Bruce Bruce
Excellent movie about Danny Green and the Cleveland Mafia during the seventies. Lots of action will keep you interested all 1hr and 46 minutes. 4 1/2 Stars… More
Manu Gino
Based on the true story of Danny Greene the man the mob couldn't kill More than what I expected! I really enjoyed this film, it caught me off guard it… More