The Irishman was one of the most anticipated films of the year, as Hollywood legends Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci joined forces again to deliver another epic gangster flick.
Throw in fellow A-listers Al Pacino and Harvey Kietel, and the fact that it was straight to Netflix so it could be watched from the comfort of your own home, and it is no wonder that so many movie fans were excited about its release.
There is one issue that may have prevented many fans settling down in front of their TVs to watch The Irishman though – its mammoth three hours and 29 minutes running time.
Thankfully, one Twitter user named Alexander Dunerfors Kardelo has broken the film down into four watchable chunks for viewers who cannot face the movie in one sitting.
The post clearly explains to viewers when to pause the movie and close each ‘episode’ on a cliff-hanger so you will be eager to get back in front of the TV for the next sitting.
Of course, if the movie has you gripped then you may wish to watch the entire thing in one go, but this guide does give you good options.
Take a look at Alexander Dunerfors Kardelo’s recommendations.
I created a viewing guide for everyone who thinks THE IRISHMAN is too damn long for one night. You're welcome! #scorsese #netflix #theirishman pic.twitter.com/sH06AxJ7he
— Alexander Dunerfors Kardelo (@dunerfors) November 28, 2019
However, the idea of breaking the film into chunks is not without its critics, including the director Martin Scorsese.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “The point of this picture is the accumulation of detail. It’s an accumulated cumulative effect by the end of the movie – which means you get to see from beginning to end [in one sitting] if you’re so inclined.
“A series is great. It’s wonderful. You can develop character and plot lines and worlds are recreated, but this wasn’t right for that.”