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May 29, 2021SelinaTung rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A stylish mystery. It's slow but very interesting. This movie reminds me of the older mystery movie e.g. Chinatown.
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…
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…
Apr 12, 2021tadcook rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this film! Found it hard to believe when I checked later that it lasted for two and a half hours. Norton wrote the screenplay, starred, and directed. Wonderful movie.
Apr 11, 2021
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…
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…
Apr 03, 2021
1* Awful amateurish movie. More like watching a cartoon and its silliness.
Mar 11, 2021
Beware, Norton really swung for the fences here. He failed to learn the lesson of Tugg Speedman in Happy Jack and it's painful to watch.
Mar 11, 2021akirakato rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The protagonist's ticking and twitching actions and saying "If" a number of times play as distractions. The movie appears gratuitously complicated and too long for such a simple story.
Feb 27, 2021
Very slow movie. Didn’t keep my interest. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Feb 18, 2021Munkapunk rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Verrrrrry slow and boring
Jan 26, 2021bdehler rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
very weak story, but good acting. Many better movies to watch that are more believable.
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…
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.
Dec 05, 2020yesbyedith rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Slow paced, but excellent.
Nov 16, 2020stevania_k rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The plot is kind of heavy and slow pace. The ending is good, acting is good, cinematography isn't bad so I give 3.5.
Nov 15, 2020linder55 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this movie! The costumes are accurate for the period, and beautifully designed. The music is almost another character in the film. Beautifully done.
Oct 22, 2020arati rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding film, especially Edward Norton’s acting and the gorgeous music. Best movie I’ve seen in a long time. Highly recommend.
Oct 19, 2020ROBERTFREDALLEN rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Edward Norton plays his part well. Bruce Willis is around for most likely 5 minutes maximum. But personally, I found this movie a total waste of a night, I just did not get into it at all.
Oct 10, 20202greyts rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Pay attention. The title is explained... once. Edward Norton is excellent.
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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…
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…
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…
Sep 16, 2020
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,…