“What Mr. Scorsese did, in effect, was to place Mr. Sheeran in Chuckie’s role in Mr. Hoffa’s life.
“But Chuckie’s portrayal in “The Irishman” as a “dim jackass” driving Mr. Hoffa to his death made him livid.
He did not expect Mr. Scorsese to appropriate his close relationship with Hoffa – the precious blood, sweat, tears and joy of a three-decade father-son relationship, the apex of Chuckie’s life – and give it to Mr. Sheeran for all the world to see and believe.”
RELATED: Scorsese Wasn’t So Sure About The Irishman De-Aging Technology at First”Mr. Scorsese has done something similar – not by listening in illegally and publishing humiliating truths, as the F.B.I. did, but by usurping Chuckie’s relationship with Mr. Hoffa, giving it to someone else and then broadcasting the untruth.