75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What makes this film special and memorable is the character of Danny Green, who is not the usual neighborhood hoodlum you see in movies.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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."
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Overall, Kill the Irishman is an entertaining look at a brutal time in an ugly place.
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63

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
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.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Call it "On the Lakefront." Or "Pretty-Good Fellas."
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
If you're in the mood for a clichéd gangland B-movie, though, you could do worse.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
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.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Stevenson is big and swarthy and not altogether without credibility, but he's got as much charisma as a potato.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

A pedestrian chronicle of an eventful true story.
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40

Time Out New York

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.
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50 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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