Motherless Brooklyn

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80% Audience Score80%
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    With the star power in this movie I had HIGH expectations and it fell short of that but it was still an alright movie. If you waited for Red Box you wouldn't be disappointed.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    It was great seeing Norton on screen again with an affliction, he really sells it unlike my wife when she cooks our family dinners.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Ed Norton is a legend. Brilliant screenplay and great acting. Would highly recommend for anyone who likes noir. A little confusing though. I didn't understand every plot point.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Ended up being kind of a boring plot. Ed Norton always amazing though.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Enjoyed this well crafted movie with an excellent jazz score. Interesting how the main character's outbursts and twitches are accepted without issue by other characters. They become part of his overall personality, nothing more, nothing less. A refreshing change from current society's perfectionism tendencies.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Lots of great actors, all with impressive performances. Great story, well directed and good production value. Overall, a great movie, if a bit long.
  • 1 of 5 stars
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    I guess I'm seeing a different movie from everyone else, 80% likes, really? Norton is a fine actor and his Tourette syndrome affectations start off well and draw you into the movie. Then it just gets extremely distracting. I could no longer suspend disbelief. I could not possibly believe most of the other characters would ignore Norton's Tourette syndrome and interact with him in a friendly way. I could not believe all the cars in NYC were that shiny and clean in 1957. And that the city itself was so clean. I cannot believe all the people wore new, pressed clean clothing. Everything in this movie is distracting from the core plot which takes far too long to unfold and seems too familiar. There have been too many corrupt politician movies. This one adds nothing to the pile.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    My whole family -- 75 to 37 -- really liked this film. Great writing (?) and acting by Ed Norton. Superb representations of the 1950s powerfully evoked that (childhood to teen) period of my life. Appealing characters and nice plot twists.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    In a short sentence. this is the first real movie I have watched in the last 5 years or so after Intersteller, the sound effects were spot on and even nailed it with the soundtrack , even powerful performances from the leading characters
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Slow moving movie with zero payoff.