Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn

DVD - 2020
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Lionel Essrog is a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. He ventures through 1950s New York trying to solve his friend's murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, 2020
Branch Call Number: DVD Mothe
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (144 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS
video file,DVD video,region 1

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ilovedogz
Dec 25, 2020

Edward Norton...see this film for his performance.

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greatflicks
Dec 18, 2020

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.

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jbr722
Dec 08, 2020

MY HUSBAND AND I FINISHED WATCHING THIS MOVIE AND IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE. THE ACTING
BY ED NORTON WAS SUBURB. TOOK A LOT OF TALENT TO PLAY THIS ROLE. OTHER ACTORS WE
GOOD THE TITLE I WAS NOT SOME WHAT I HAD EXPECTED FROM THE MOVIE BUT THE STORY
LINE OF THE MOVIE WAS GREAT. I WAS GLAD I WATCHED THIS MOVIE.

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yesbyedith
Dec 05, 2020

Slow paced, but excellent.

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stevania_k
Nov 16, 2020

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.

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linder55
Nov 15, 2020

Loved this movie! The costumes are accurate for the period, and beautifully designed. The music is almost another character in the film.
Beautifully done.

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arati
Oct 22, 2020

Outstanding film, especially Edward Norton’s acting and the gorgeous music. Best movie I’ve seen in a long time. Highly recommend.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Oct 19, 2020

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.

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2greyts
Oct 10, 2020

Pay attention. The title is explained... once. Edward Norton is excellent.

JCLBetM Sep 30, 2020

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 while also shining light on ways we got to where we are now. The way music overtly winds throughout the film (Thom Yorke + jazz!), and even mirrors the main character's tourettes, adds an innovative layer to the story worth seeing(hearing).

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007Gatsby
Feb 03, 2020

007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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whataread
Feb 24, 2020

If you like Edward norton you will love this. This is a story that is complex and longer than most films at 144 minutes. It is rich in details. It does remind me of the movie The Goldfinch, which is detail rich and complex. If you like that sort of movie that makes you think and feel, this it a goodie. It is based on some history of new york city and the housing crisis where people were taken advantage of with little recourse. It is

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jimg2000
Apr 14, 2020

***Spoiler Alert*** Below are bits of an exchange between Paul Lieberman and Lionel Essrog... not all in IMDb:

But I saw the truth on her face and his, the way he looked at her.
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I invoked every principle and value that we had been raised to champion.
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But to serve people, you have to love people.
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This phony "man of the people." When someone isn't seen for what they truly are, that's a very dangerous thing.
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Satisfaction won't unburden a tortured heart.

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