Motherless Brooklyn

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  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    It was a good movie,
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    no sex scenes - it seemed like a true 50's movie - the bad language was the only thing no from the 50's That part I did not like- but the movie took a true detective turn 3/4 of the way thru . I liked it. John
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I'm a tough critic. Well acted, well directed. Moves at decent pace. Probably would have been seen by a bigger audience if everyone knew the Alec Baldwin character was based on a real person. I can compare it to Chinatown, in the film noir sense. There are a couple of other similarities, as well. See this if you like film noir and if you like these terrific actors
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Acting, cinematography, plot...everything!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    So wonderfully to see a movie for a change. It's not The Pelican Brief but so much better then 2 hrs of 35 crashed cars and 12000 bullets with 35 dead guys..
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Had read that this film was a 20 year project for Ed Norton. Unfortunately he did not create a winner in MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN. The plot was thin, script unimaginative & over 2 hours hours of Ed Norton's Tourette's Syndrome became a repetitive drag. A real disappointment
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    If you like 50s era detective genre...this is a must see
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    enjoyable, good story, good acting. Seems from other bad reviews they were looking for action movie, this was more of trying to figure the outcome which I loved
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is an excellent modern "Film Noir." The story was complex and interesting and unfolded unpredictably. The story is centered around the late 1950's battle for the "soul" of New York city involving some of the actual historical figures of the time. We are taken back to a time when life is messy and complicated and the protagonist has to deal not only with his personal limitations as well as discovering who is behind the murder of his life-long friend and partner. The cast fits right in with the traditional Raymond Chandler characters that movie goers can identify with and care about. If you love detective stories, if you love who done its, why done its and film noir don't miss this movie!
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    It hits all bases. Unexpected scene from Edward Norton are killer scenes. But there is One thing to look to see, 3/4 in to the movie, Alec Baldwin lights up a cigarette which is a Natural American Spirit logo on the side of the cigarette. This company was founded in 1982. Oops . And I believe the Studebaker is a 1960. The movie is based on 1950s.