Motherless Brooklyn Reviews

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December 6, 2019
I liked the mood of this film, and though it goes on a bit, taking Norton's character from one place to another in the story, the ambiance of that time period is there.
December 6, 2019
Old school intrigue is replaced by so much of Norton's one-man political grandstanding that the film not only feels off rhythm... Thankfully, it picks up the pace again for a rousing finale that does enough to erase the off-key moments.
December 6, 2019
It's characteristically precise from Norton - as an actor, writer and director - but focusing on its precision obscures how sensitive Motherless Brooklyn can often be.
December 6, 2019
I loved its imperfections almost as much as its beautifully stripped down and ramshackle quality.
December 5, 2019
[A] wonderfully labyrinthine detective movie about a Tourette's syndrome sufferer (Norton) trying to find out who killed his boss amid the municipal power struggles of post-war New York.
December 5, 2019
Nevertheless, it's impeccably acted by all concerned, gorgeously produced and thoroughly engaging.
December 5, 2019
It took Norton two decades to get Motherless Brooklyn made, and the result is a film that's wondrously out of time: one in which the hero isn't out to save the world, just understand it.
December 2, 2019
There's quite a bit to admire in Motherless Brooklyn, but mostly in detail work - the hats, the cars, the join-the-dots conspiracy theory - but it doesn't really catch fire as either a private-eye mystery or a study in Tourette syndrome savantry.
December 1, 2019
This is a movie about mooks in fedoras, dames in a mystery, with sultry bebop jazz and is my kind of music in more ways than one. Don't think of it as long, think of it as binge-worthy mini-series compressed into a tidy two and half hours.
November 25, 2019
[Edward Norton] pays tribute to classic film noirs of the past, creating a stylistically rich work full of ruthless characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 22, 2019
All-in-all, Motherless Brooklyn works, thanks to its ensemble cast and their individual talents. Sadly, the story line does not contribute as much as it should have.
November 22, 2019
With its odd combination of period crime and slapstick, Motherless Brooklyn takes its time warming up, but Norton's Brooklyn - both the place and the man - grow on us.
November 22, 2019
The story never ceases to be personal, but the slogans of justice and revenge are diluted to reveal social and political problems that the film traces with genuine and relevant interest. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 21, 2019
The film's humor quota is found in [Lionel Essrog's involuntary outbursts]. [Full review in Spanish]
November 21, 2019
A genuine film noir with all the variations of a jazz suite. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 20, 2019
A trip to the past full of fascinating elements. [Full review in Spanish]
November 19, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn is not just nostalgic for the New York City it recreates, but fixated on the moment of its loss. Notes from Chinatown swirl like a saxophone solo as the birth of the city of the future and ponders the mystery of its parentage.
November 18, 2019
A brave movie that points out the corruption and violence of a concrete society. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 16, 2019
... the new crime drama "Motherless Brooklyn" is a triumph of cinematic art and deserves to be an Oscar contender in multiple categories.
November 16, 2019
Norton's stylish and evocative film noir pays homage to the genre with a convincing period re-creation that immerses moviegoers in the gritty urban milieu of 1950s New York.
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