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The cast is tasty, including Vincent D'Onofrio as a friendly fellow Mob guy, Val Kilmer as the head of the Cleveland PD, Christopher Walken as an underworld power broker, and a bunch of character actors hoping for a remake of "The Sopranos."
The best thing about the picture (unless you like exploding cars, in which case the rest of the movie is just so many interruptions between getting to see all these big old '70s boats going boom) is its proudly hammy supporting cast.
Jonathan Hensleigh's film won't displace "Goodfellas" in anyone's hierarchy of wise-guy movies.
A pedestrian chronicle of an eventful true story.
Though director Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher) perks up when filming violence, the atmosphere throughout is past-prime, stymieing any strut.
If you're in the mood for a clich├ęd gangland B-movie, though, you could do worse.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A big, bloated, though frequently engaging gangster movie, Kill the Irishman should properly be viewed late night on TV, flipping back and forth between the film, David Letterman and a west-coast ball game.
It's just another gangster movie for the pile.
If Stevenson's performance were equal to his mammoth physique, the movie might have a shot, but even his broad shoulders aren't up to carrying this much dead weight.
An extravagantly corny ode to the collapse of the Cleveland mafia in the 1970s.

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