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‘The Irishman’ Named Movie Of The Year By National Board Review

There’s been no escaping the hype surrounding Martin Scorsese’s star-studded gangster epic, The Irishman. Since its release last month, the crime flick has been lavished with rave reviews from both critics and fans, and now its got an even bigger accolade to brag about as it has been hailed as “Movie Of The Year” by the National Board Review.

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The movie follows in the footsteps of the likes of box office royalty, Green Book and The Post – both previous winners of the prestigious award.

NBR president, Annie Schulhof, said the cast and crew were all on “top form.”

“We are thrilled to award The Irishman as our best film – Martin Scorsese’s masterful mob epic is a rich, moving, beautifully textured movie that represents the best in what cinema can be.

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“We are also excited to be presenting Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino with our inaugural Icon Award – they are the true definition of cinematic icons, each with their own exceptional body of work, and all in top form in The Irishman.”

Based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, the movie has seen three of Hollywood’s biggest icons Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci take to the screen once more for the three-and-a -half-hour mob warfare spectacle.

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The movie chronicles the infamous disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa – exploring the tangled world of organized crime.

The movie has generated near-unanimous praise from fans, with many branding it a “masterpiece.”

The Irishman is available to stream on Netflix now.

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