What's the story?

The Irishman.

Oscar Wilde? Michael Gambon? Bono?

None of the above.

Brendan Gleeson? Colin Farrell? Father Ted?

Not even close. The Irishman is a film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. After opening in cinemas earlier this month, it is now streaming on Netflix.

Steaming? That's a bit of a crude stereotype.

Streaming. As in you can watch it now.

Ah. What's it about?

It is billed as "an epic saga of organised crime in post-war America". The story is told through the eyes of Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver who became a hitman and worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the last century.

The Irishman chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in US history: the disappearance of renowned union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). Buckle up for a journey through the dark reaches of organised crime and its murky connections to mainstream politics.

Its star-studded cast includes Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham, Anna Paquin and Ray Romano.

The goofy guy from Everybody Loves Raymond?

The very same.

What do the critics say?

The film has been racking up five-star reviews and superlatives abound. The word "mighty" is used a lot. Although that could be referring to the running time: The Irishman clocks in at three hours and 30 minutes. Best clear an afternoon, then.