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During the summer of 1976, 36 bombs detonated in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson of THOR, TV’s ROME) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a scrappy union official in a tough Cleveland neighborhood to a local mob enforcer who took on some of the biggest crime syndicates. Co-starring Academy-Award®-winner Christopher Walken (DEER HUNTER), Val Kilmer (TOP GUN), and Vincent D’Onofrio (FULL METAL JACKET).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 48
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: An extravagantly corny ode to the collapse of the Cleveland mafia in the 1970s.
Fresh: The structure of the storytelling in Kill the Irishman is pretty square, but the cast is tasty...
Fresh: This mob-war romance could still find an audience in niche release, given its action-oriented underdog story and Ray Stevenson's oddly charismatic lead performance.
Fresh: There's an irresistible, Cleveland-esque, underdog quality about this whole production.
Casino, Goodfellas, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; if you loved 'em, you'll love this one too.
Great Film and Execution of a true story!!!
First off i must say this is Ray Stevenson's breakout performance from HBO's Rome. That said, the all around acting in the film is tremendous. No one ever tries to top the other, they all play their roles, and play them well. Christopher Walken's screentime is not wasted in this film! Also being based on a true story, they do a great job of editing the actualy news stories from back then in with the scenes of whats going on. This movie really gives insight into one of the most dangerous times for a state in our country. Also the real life video's of the real Danny Greene at the end are worth it! I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good thriller/gangster movie(real life though) or anyone who is a fan of great acting and film making.
A Fine Movie
Great cast and a good movie. A true story based on organized crime in Cleveland during the1960's and 1970's. I'm not sure if it ever made it into theaters, but, if not, it should have. Definitely recommended.