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Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn is a movie starring Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Alec Baldwin. In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Other Titles
Ir Yetoma, 布魯克林孤兒, Motherless Brooklyn - I segreti di una città, Brooklyn Affairs, Brooklyn: Sem Pai Nem Mãe, Οι Σκιές του Μπρούκλιν, Huérfanos de Brooklyn, Os Órfãos de Brooklyn, Árva Brooklyn, Öksüz Brooklyn, Osierocony Brooklyn, マザーレス・ブルックリン
Running Time
2 hours 24 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Edward Norton
Edward Norton, Jonathan Lethem
Bobby Cannavale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Comments about drama «Motherless Brooklyn» (20)

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I saw this movie about 5 months ago and loved it. I was very impressed with how the film was presented and how it was told. I didn't expect the story to be very straight forward but it was very effective. It was like a road movie but with a twist. The film was very well thought out and well executed. The story kept you interested and on the edge of your seat. The actors were great. I enjoyed the character development of the main character and the supporting characters and the interaction between them. It was well done. The special effects were well done and not over the top like some people have said. The violence was very graphic but was appropriate for the story. There were no bad language or gratuitous nudity. The movie was a great way to spend a couple hours. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone looking for a good movie. I am very excited to see this film in the theaters and I am looking forward to seeing it again when it is released.

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Deborah C.

A movie about the seedy side of New York City that is a masterpiece. It's not the movie I expected, but it's a movie that is excellent. It's a very clever film that tells a story about a life that is full of tragedy and sorrow. I'm not going to say anything more about the plot of the movie because I don't want to give anything away. The movie is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone. It's a true story of a woman who fell in love with a man who didn't love her. The movie is beautifully shot, well written and directed. It is a great movie that deserves all the praise it gets.

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Joan W.

I saw the film and I was very impressed. I was thinking the movie was going to be predictable but I was surprised by the fact that it wasn't. I really enjoyed the characters. I really liked the cinematography and the photography. The actors were very good and it was very realistic. I really like the film and I hope that it gets more publicity. I really enjoyed the film and I think it's very good. I will definitely recommend it to people who like thriller or suspense films.

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Henry S.

I have been a fan of the black street cinema for many years and I am surprised to see that so many people have never heard of it. I am glad to see that it is becoming more and more popular. I hope that it will continue to grow in popularity and become more mainstream. I like this movie very much, and I recommend it to all. I am not a fan of romantic films but this movie is romantic in the way it shows us that there is no such thing as black and white. There are many shades of black and white. I would recommend it to everyone who is into the black street cinema. This is an excellent movie that I would recommend to anyone. There is a lot of great music in this movie. The main theme is the difference between the two worlds. I recommend it to everyone.

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Harold Duncan

Malik and her father try to get away from war-torn Kenya in a rented car. In an effort to dodge the hit-men, they end up on a side street, crossing a country road which brings them to the eye of a very different kind of mob. It's a little too long, but there is more than enough suspense, paranoia and unexpected twists. You can't really expect a fairytale, but there is enough to enjoy it and, more importantly, it's a little surprising when you see the ending. It would have been a better movie if the film makers had spent more time on the narrative rather than the graphics. They're amazing, but the storytelling is a little on the slow side. The cast is top-notch, with good performances from Nicholas Gage as Malik, Paddy Considine as her father, and Sharon Van Etten as the out-of-luck taxi driver. It's nice to see them in action and they're definitely the heart of the movie.

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Bobby W.

I saw this movie the other day, and it is one of the most well done movies I've ever seen. I was very impressed with the cinematography and the background score, and I loved the acting. I was very impressed with the use of the film medium, the "noir" look, the "noir" camera work, and the acting. It is definitely a different look from what we are used to seeing. It is also different from the norm. I think the film will do well at the box office, because of it's uniqueness and the lack of the "superstar" type actors that we see so much of these days. If you are a fan of movies like "Blue Velvet" and "Funny Farm", you will love this movie. It is an excellent film, I would recommend this movie to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

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Russell B.

The great thing about this film is how it's shot. It's shot with some wonderful camera angles. The film is essentially a thriller but the focus is not on the main story but on the characters. There's a great sense of drama about the characters and their actions. The film is very blackly humorous. It's not like you're supposed to laugh. The film is very dark and it does have a very strong feminist undercurrent. It's very intense and you feel like you are on the edge of your seat the whole time. The film has a very gritty, grim, gritty feel to it. I think it's because the film is shot in a way that's very much in black and white and that's what you see when you watch the film. There's very little color. It's very dark and the film is shot in a way that it feels like you're watching a documentary. There's a very dramatic style to the film. I think the film is very strong and it's very, very powerful. It's also very dark. It's very hard to describe but it's dark and very, very dark. It's very interesting and very, very dark. I would recommend this film to anyone. It's very dark and very, very dark.

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Jason Dunn

My viewing of this movie was part of a preview with "The Contender". I saw both films and found both a good mix of action, adventure and drama. I enjoyed "The Contender" a lot more. "The Contender" is more in depth, more emotional and more interesting and the acting from the actors is also better. But I still liked "The Contender" better, and I found the two movies to be similar in style, but not in substance, that is. I enjoyed this movie even though I thought it was kind of slow at parts and lacking in some areas. I think "The Contender" is an outstanding movie. I think it is worth watching.

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Wow, what a perfect time to be in the history of this country and we have this outstanding opportunity to make this film! I don't know what to was just awesome. I have the sense of being so close to everybody who did so well in this movie. The unique point in time and the need to gather these people is so inspiring and I also really enjoyed the music in the is just an incredible masterpiece. As usual, the movie won all of the awards. I was impressed by the man that produced it and also the actor that plays the doctor. Finally, I could not stop thinking about it! I hope I could do the same in the give people the opportunity to see this amazing story about two people and their amazing journey. I hope this piece of work that could make the world learn a lot of things.not only about two people but also about the American will change your life and maybe even be the most valuable life lesson in history.

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I don't want to sound like I'm giving this film a bad review, I'm just saying that this film is very well done. It's gritty, it's real, it's powerful and it's real. It's not like any other film I've ever seen and it's definitely not like any other movie you've ever seen. I thought the acting was great, the direction was great, the camera-work was great and the film is definitely worth seeing. The film tells the story of how a young girl, a white girl from the Bronx is caught up in the violent lifestyle of the city and what happens when she comes to terms with her feelings for a black man. The film is a must see for anyone who wants to see a good film. I hope everyone sees this film, it's powerful, real and it's a must see.

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Adam W.

A noble effort for an indie film. I am a student of a history professor, and after seeing this I will take my classes in another genre, as well as re-watch films on other subjects from time to time. It is good that the film had a known director and cast. The cinematography is gorgeous, and the music really sets the mood. A little action, a little drama, and a little character development - all in a short amount of time. It is great to see a film that people want to see and see again. I am in this age group of college students that have moved to the city and are in it now. I have yet to meet a college student who has not watched this film. The real fun is watching the film. The cast, the music, the locations, the scenery - it is a lot of fun. Also, it is good to see characters that the characters, whom I can relate to, are played by real people. Again, I have no clue what film you are watching, but I encourage you to watch it if you can find it, because it is worth seeing.

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Mark A.

Lets be honest, this movie is a great movie. The acting, the writing, the cinematography, the soundtrack are all excellent. I've seen some bad reviews for this movie, but in my opinion, it's the best movie I've seen this year. I really liked this movie, but it was not perfect. The characters in this movie are not exactly likeable, and there is a lot of moral ambiguity. I also think the movie has some annoying characters, like the loudmouth guy who likes to get high, and the people that try to help him, and the homeless guy that helps him. But overall, I really liked this movie, and I hope people will like it as much as I did.

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I saw the film when it was shown at the Austin Film Festival, and it was a pretty good film. It is a character driven story, and I liked that it had an interesting plot. It's a shame that this film is not available in the U.S. (the film was made for British television), because it is very well made and it is definitely worth seeing. It has an interesting, almost realistic story, but it is not a perfect film. It is just OK, but it is worth seeing. I don't recommend seeing it at a matinee, but it is worth seeing. (I think this is the only film I've seen that was shot in color, and it is the only one I've seen that is shot in black and white, which is a rarity for me.)

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Louis T.

Just to let you know, while this movie was really good, it did have some flaws, and I will try to be as fair as possible. First of all, I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the visual style, because of how grim it was, and how dirty it seemed, as well as a lot of the characters' faces looked very bad. However, I also would like to point out that it was better than I expected. The lighting and the overall mood of the movie felt quite dark and moody. The first part of the movie was really dark, but the second half felt more like a normal movie, with a couple of exceptions, like the fast-talking Mayor, and some of the music. I also noticed that the camera angles were a bit questionable in some scenes, like when they were in the lobby, I noticed that the camera was at the most angles that it usually is, in a completely different location. However, the camera angles were actually very good, and I really enjoyed the movie. Also, I would like to point out the horrible acting that they all gave, even the beautiful actor who played Lisa. I really think that it was a very bad performance. Even for her, she was not good at all. The same can be said of all of the characters. They were all the stereotypical teen character, and none of them had any believable personality. I'm also of the opinion that the movie was rather short, and didn't provide enough information to make you actually care about what was going on. All in all, I think that I really enjoyed this movie, and I think that it's much better than the acting I previously mentioned. Hopefully, they can make a sequel, as I would really like to see all of the characters re-appear.

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Adam Evans

Brilliant first half that definitely kept my attention. Followed by a self-inflicted ending that really threw me off. The best part about this movie was the mind-blowing budget. On the off chance that there are any future sequels and we are going to see a Hollywood-i.e. fake big budget - the world is certainly fucked.

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What I liked about this movie was that I felt like it was made by a group of people who are all into their own way of shooting, and if they had a slight different take on it it would have been great. If you're going to see this, if you're like me, it is best to try and get the dvd for the version they originally made and I think it's actually much better this way. This version does not have the amazing transition shot from the first scene to the last. In the beginning of the movie it really focuses on the detective and his investigation. While I loved it I would have probably said the same about the parts where we see the crime scene and the coroner and the whole movie is just like that. It does have it's good moments but it does drag a bit during the middle section. There is nothing wrong with that, but you'd probably want to see it to see the end. Overall, I really enjoyed this and the film does have some unique things. It has a lot of focus on detective work and it really shows. The end scene is great and I felt like it was really cool.

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i wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone for some strange reason. in many ways it is actually quite realistic. the fact that it's based on a true story is pretty good in my opinion. the fact that it's set in a residential area of Brooklyn definitely helps to make it a little more believable. the main problem i found with the movie is that it didn't really get moving until the last 15-20 minutes. there was very little content to interest anyone. in a nutshell it's a pretty good movie but not the same kind of movie i have seen before. if you really want to see a true story movie based on a true story this is it. and i think a movie should make you feel something even if the message is kind of false.

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i have never written a review on here, but this movie was so awesome i had to do it. i thought this movie was really great. i don't even want to spoil it for you, but it was very similar to the movie "the trail of the black cat" (2013) in the sense that it had a great story and a very compelling plot. i think the main character was amazing. i thought the character of the black cat was very compelling. i also liked how the movie was set in a small town, but it really did show how many people were there, so it was very interesting. i think this movie was amazing. it really had me glued to my seat, and i was so shocked when the movie ended. the ending was great, it was so unexpected, and i was happy when it happened. the movie was great, i recommend it to anyone who loves good movies. and i also recommend it to anyone who loves a good movie. i give it a 9 out of 10.

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It's really a great example of a movie that shows one family who has a chance to make things right. That's the only good thing I have to say about this movie. The others are just very dull and predictable. The two brothers and the sister never really get to have the most out of their life. The brother who wants to get to his business and never gets out of the hood really never gets to start. Just when he seems to be making progress, he has another violent encounter with the police. The sister always acts as a babysitter for the kids and always gets drunk. This part of the movie is just ridiculous. Even though the movie is in the ghetto area of Brooklyn and the main character is Black, the police let the family stay in the apartment where the crime is to prevent the trouble. They never give the family a chance to use the bathroom. They never set up a club or something to bring in the community. They never give them a chance to learn to do things like clean their apartment. In this movie you see the family living in the hood at the wrong time. The movie is only 90 minutes long and I really got bored. It was too long. I was just like the characters in the movie and even though the movie is not too bad, it just gets too boring after a while. I thought it was just a great movie. I think it was just mediocre.

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I feel for the characters. There are a few problems that I will not discuss in this review, but for a film that is well received, I think this one was a bit too small and contained too many plot flaws. However, the film is worth seeing. It has a good amount of drama, and a fair amount of comedy. I think that it is a film that is more suitable for older audiences, but also has a good amount of violence and language. The casting was very well done. It was a shame that the last 10 minutes were not developed, but I can see why they were left out. I also believe that Marge could have been better developed. However, the performances by the supporting actors were very good, especially by Richard Gere and Maya Rudolph. I would recommend this movie to someone who wants to see a crime drama about the lives of a family. If you want to see more from director Hirschberg, watch the 'Nightmare Before Christmas' remake. This film is worth the price of a rental.