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At Theaters: 11/1/2019 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 24 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601450
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Crime Drama - This is a slow-moving period mystery drama based on the novel of the same name. This is a starring showcase for star/director/screenwriter Edward Norton, with many other familiar stars such as Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw having secondary roles. Language, violence, and drug use make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Bruce Willis GLASS, DEATH WISH, EXTRACTION, ROCK THE KASBAH
Edward Norton ISLE OF DOGS, COLLATERAL BEAUTY, BIRDMAN
Willem Dafoe AT ETERNITY'S GATE, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Ethan Suplee THE HUNT, TRUE STORY, WALK OF SHAME, MR. WOODCOCK
Director: Edward Norton KEEPING THE FAITH
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 26 S-words; 6 GD's; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, marijuana, and very frequent tobacco.
ACTION: Brief fighting and gunplay.
COMEDY: Some comic lines.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good This is far from a perfect movie, but it's passionate, controlled and smart—a throwback to another era of American cinema, not just American life.

NY Post Full Review
Good Norton does a humanizing job of explaining Lionel's unusual brain (he's got a near-perfect memory) and defusing his outbursts with self-deprecation and humor. He also digs into the Moses scandal with an eye toward modern parallels.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Very Good Norton the filmmaker has put Norton the actor through the ringer so that we see everything that transpires through Lionel's eyes, working out the mystery as he works it out. For some viewers, this makes the plot too convoluted by half. Screw that. Go with the challenge and Motherless Brooklyn offers a home to the striving mind and heart.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 49 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
20
High
90%
30+Adults (F)
26
High
92%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 49 moviegoers:
TEENS: The two males thought it was a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male loved "Motherless Brooklyn."
ADULTS: Just over half the males loved this movie with another 15%, or so, indicating that they enjoyed it very much. About 25% felt it was a "good/average" movie with the last 5% disliking it. The female reviews are similar. Half loved "Motherless Brooklyn," with another 30% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Only 15% rated it as low as "good/average," (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).

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