May 28, 2021oktexchic rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Love any kind of mystery that keeps me paying attention to all the details & trying to figure out what's going on. It was directed & acted by Norton who bought the rights to film before it was even a book. It was changed with the…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 14, 2021IndyPL_MollieB rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Written for the screen and directed by Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn is the story about murder and deception. Norton also stars as the main character who has Tourette syndrome.
Through various twists and turns, a group of private…Read moreRead more of this comment
Absolutely a waste of precious time,especially during this pandemic.Made it thru a half an hour.No stars, stupid satire of the 1950's.Even Bruce Willis's minor appearance at beginning of the movie could not save this disaster.
Apr 11, 2021val1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this movie! Had thought it was going to be about mental illness in the 1950's but was so much more! Edward Norton had a starring, stand-out performance in it. I also found out, by watching right to the end through some…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 08, 2021PDBurt rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
In this big city movie the character Lionel has a brilliant memory despite having Tourette's syndrome. Anyone disgusted by symptoms of this disease seems not to accept people with it. Ed Norton has acted in unusual roles before and does a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 16, 2021Byond rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Wynton Marsalis' Milesish contributions helped. Willem Dafoe brought what he brings. I liked John Huston better in Chinatown than Alec Baldwin here. Bruce Willis was dressed elegantly for his five minutes. The damsel in distress was…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 18, 2020greatflicks rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Both of us thought this movie was very good. Seems like most cities over the years have had crooked police. But most are fine people with a difficult job. They deal with the scum of the earth, people that lie, cheat and steal.
Sep 30, 2020JCLBetM rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A slow start, but an intriguing film by the end. Norton wrote the adapted screenplay, directed, and starred in it - a job well done all around. By resetting the story in the 1950s, he gives a little breathing room from the news of today…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 25, 2020dsw3914 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Good movie I think. Not the best ever but if I had paid to see it, I would not have been upset. I like noir style and I think this fits for sure. Good big-city political intrigue and some private eyes, a couple of dames, and a few…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 25, 2020richmole rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Not a doubt in my mind that this is one of the best movies I'll see this year (2020)--and I see a lot of movies.
When I realized--through end credits--that Ed Norton not only acted as lead character, but wrote and script and directed…Read moreRead more of this comment
Somehow I think this could have been a better film. Some critics suggested that it was a poor man's Chinatown. I would suggest a very very poor man. I believe that this story could have produced a very good film, but the intensity,…Read moreRead more of this comment