Kill The Irishman
I’ll be honest with you; I decided to watch Kill The Irishman primarily because Christopher Walken had a small but significant role in the film, and you just can’t pass by an opportunity to see a bit of Christopher Walken can you? The fact that it was an Irish mobster film was just the icing on the cake.
The based on the true story of the rise of Danny Greene, the son of an Irish immigrant, raised on the wrong side of the tracks in Cleveland, Kill The Irishman begins in the middle, before jumping to the beginning, and the tale of the underdog, standing up for what’s right, immediately gives the viewer an easy invitation to admire Danny Greene. But Green’s meteoric rise to power quickly comes at a cost, and whilst Danny still looks after his people, corruption and the lust for power soon overtakes him.
Kill The Irishman is a fascinating look at a tale that proves the adage that truth is stranger than fiction. It also proves that ultimately crime dose not pay.
It’s a fairly solid story and an enjoyable enough ramp, but Kill The Irishman is a bit of a B-Grade drama, and this shows from time to time. Still as a midweek viewing option it does pretty well, right up to the point where the film give Danny the credit for bringing down the Mob in Cleveland and New York.
Danny may have started out with good intentions, but he was no hero.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read