The Irishman viewers stunned as lead actress Anna Paquin speaks only SIX WORDS ...

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It received rave reviews from critics upon its premiere at the closing gala of the BFI London Film Festival last month. 

However, the Irishman viewers were left baffled as it turned out that lead actress Anna Paquin spoke only six words and had 10 minutes of airtime in the entire three and a half hour film.

The Martin Scorcese directed film was released in cinemas at the beginning of the month, and though highly praised, some fans have quickly taken to social media to air their views about the 37-year-old actress's lack of dialogue. 

Silent: The Irishman viewers were left baffled as it turned out that lead actress Anna Paquin spoke only six words and had 10 minutes of airtime in the entire three and a half hour film

Silent: The Irishman viewers were left baffled as it turned out that lead actress Anna Paquin spoke only six words and had 10 minutes of airtime in the entire three and a half hour film

Scorsese's latest gangster epic stars legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci amongst others.

But despite being the only key female in lengthy 209 minute-long film, Anna (who portrays De Niro's onscreen daughter Peggy) has less than 10 minutes on screen.

Taking to Twitter, many film fans let their thoughts be known, with one writing: 'Release the rogue cut of the irishman so anna paquin can talk!'

While another shared: 'My only real criticism is how #TheIrishman cast Anna Paquin as Robert DeNiro’s daughter and I believe she only has one line (though I might think it was partly intentional).'

Lack of lines: Though highly praised, some fans have quickly taken to social media to air their views about the 37-year-old actress's lack of dialogue

Lack of lines: Though highly praised, some fans have quickly taken to social media to air their views about the 37-year-old actress's lack of dialogue

'#AnnaPaquin gets only one line in @TheIrishmanFilm. What was the point of casting her let alone creating the part to begin with?! #TheIrishman #MartinScorsese #Scorsese,' moaned a third viewer.

'This annoyed me about The Irishman. Anna Paquin is such a great actress, I was waiting for her to speak more than a line and... it didn’t happen,' ranted a fourth.

A fifth watcher observed: 'There are so many people in the cast of "The Irishman" that Anna Paquin only has one line.'

Big hitters: Scorsese's latest gangster epic stars Hollywood legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci amongst others

Big hitters: Scorsese's latest gangster epic stars legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci amongst others

Small part: But despite being the only key female in lengthy 209 minute-long film, Anna (who portrays De Niro's onscreen daughter Peggy) has less than 10 minutes on screen

Small part: But despite being the only key female in lengthy 209 minute-long film, Anna (who portrays De Niro's onscreen daughter Peggy) has less than 10 minutes on screen

While another agreed: 'Still thinking about the fact that anna paquin literally only has one line in the irishman...the massage the knee of it all.'

However, there were some film critics who hailed the former X-Men star's lack of words, with many claiming it was intentional and added to the of the film.  

'#TheIrishman The subtleties in De Niro and Pesci’s performances are joys to behold. I wonder how much will translate to the small screen. This is De Niro’s best work in years. Anna Paquin, with almost no dialogue, delivers nothing but subtlety,' wrote one fan.

Shocked: Taking to Twitter, many film fans let their thoughts be known, with one writing: 'Release the rogue cut of the irishman so anna paquin can talk!'

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Shocked: Taking to Twitter,

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