The Irishman star explains why it's a "different" kind of Scorsese film

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Photo credit: Netflix

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Ray Romano has explained why Netflix's The Irishman is a "different" kind of Martin Scorsese movie.

The epic mobster tale, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, is an alarming three-and-a-half hours long.

But Romano, who enjoyed a role in the film, think it's best to consume it one sitting.

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Photo credit: Netflix

“I think you want to sit there and be immersed," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It’s different from some of the movies he makes. It’s not as intense in some ways, but it’s more intense emotionally.

"There’s more of a story, there’s more exploring. You get inside this guy: The remorse, the regret, and the wrong decisions. I think it’s a piece of art, really, and I think this one has more of an impact just sitting there and seeing it from beginning to end."

On the subject of breaking the film into instalments, Scorsese recently explained why it wouldn't work in a limited TV series format.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

"You could say, 'This is a long story, you can play it out over two seasons' – I saw somebody mention that," the legendary filmmaker told EW.

"Absolutely no. I've never even thought of it. Because 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."

The Irishman is now available to stream on Netflix.

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