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Kill the Irishman

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jonathan Hensleigh

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About the Movie

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).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • 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. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Mar 11, 2011

Fresh: The structure of the storytelling in Kill the Irishman is pretty square, but the cast is tasty... – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 9, 2011

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. – John Anderson, Variety, Mar 7, 2011

Fresh: There's an irresistible, Cleveland-esque, underdog quality about this whole production. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Mar 18, 2011

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Customer Reviews

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.

Instant Classic

Casino, Goodfellas, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; if you loved 'em, you'll love this one too.

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.

Kill the Irishman
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  • $4.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2011

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