“The Irishman” is officially the best film of 2019 if you believe the National Board of Review.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals Netflix’s latest hit, which is a crime epic directed by legendary director Martin Scorsese, won the Best Film title and was also named Best Adapted Screenplay, per NBR.
The movie stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino and has a stellar score of 96 percent freshness on Rotten Tomatoes.
President of NBR released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “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. 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.’”
Check out the full list of this year’s National Board of Review award winners: