Motherless Brooklyn

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  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    I couldn't finish watching this so I can't tell you the story. I made it through about 10 minutes before giving up. So unbelievably dull and predictable. Nothing original.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Really well acted. The plot is a little too convoluted. Could've been twenty minutes shorter.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    A mystery that is overlong and suffered from too many directions that sometimes feel unfinished. I found the lead character’s syndrome to take away from the mystery and tense atmosphere they were trying to build. It just didn’t gel well. With a cast like this it should have been better, but instead it’s pretty forgettable
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Very well done, interesting characters and story, great acting and directing, and some lovely camera shots. It didn't seem too long at all, and the music was terrific as well. I'm very glad the novel's ending was changed. Seems like a movie for our time.....
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Motherless Brooklyn has a fantastic cast, a great look, and wonderful jazz soundtrack but at 2 and 1/2 hours the dirt simple mystery at the core makes it hard to recommend (and Norton hamming is to 11 with the main characters Tourette Syndrome especially in the first 40 min...is rough) 2 1/2 stars out of 5 (hardcore Norton fans can add a star, he also directed it)
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    A fresh, neo noir film with an intriguing story that, even if set in the 50s, its reminiscent of the present time.
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    It's good - i'd recommended it.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    If you're not receptive to dark, gritty, and suave (if only in execution) Detective Noir films, then dock a star and half. This is a fantastic exemplar of the genre, and a real treat for those who can appreciate the Detective Noir style. Just don't expect a shadowy color scheme; this one's in full color, allowing the art to make use of a much more realistic palette.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Edward Norton, I don't care if you're hard to work with, if this is your end result, then I salute you. 9/10.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Edward Norton's vision for Motherless Brooklyn must be commended. The change in timeline from 1999 in the novel to the 1950's in the film to produce this as a neo-noir mystery film is everything. The set and production design, lighting and outstanding music score were not only wonderfully amalgamated, but actually suited the story to be told at the slower pace it unfolds. After watching Motherless Brooklyn, I highly recommend reading about the real-life figure that Alec Baldwin represented. My appreciation for the story grew furthermore.