Rent Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

3.3 of 5 from 184 ratings
2h 18min
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Synopsis:
In 1950's New York, Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective with an affliction, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). 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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Michael Bederman, Bill Migliore, Edward Norton, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane
Writers:
Jonathan Lethem, Edward Norton
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Drama, New Releases, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/04/2020
Run Time:
138 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Greek, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making-Of: Edward Norton's Methodical Process: A behind-the-scenes look at how the writer/director/producer/star brought the prizewinning novel to life
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/04/2020
Run Time:
144 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German Hard of Hearing, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Making-Of: Edward Norton's Methodical Process: A behind-the-scenes look at how the writer/director/producer/star brought the prizewinning novel to life
  • Commentary with Director Edward Norton
  • Deleted Scenes

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Reviews (2) of Motherless Brooklyn

Not Very Good - Motherless Brooklyn review by JP

Spoiler Alert
27/04/2020

Despite an excellent cast, this film (much as I love NY, being a New Yorker for many years), didn't match our expectations. Apparently, Edward Norton wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, and maybe that was an error. It did capture the mood of 50's Brooklyn and Manhattan (and yes I was there then at times), but the plot was a bit confused and hard to follow, although it began to make some sense when Alec Baldwin's character was introduced, and I realized he was supposed to be a real person, Robert Moses.

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A little dull - Motherless Brooklyn review by AK

Spoiler Alert
02/06/2020

Expectations were high with the concept of a torrettes PI in a 50s noir. But despite a strong cast it just didn't have the emotional engagement, conflict, or stylisticc noir tropes one might expect. The torrettes with an OCD add-on wasn't really itilized or convincing compared to similar screen potrayal afflictions such as 'Rain Man'. The era and production design was well done given the limited budget but lighting was more flat realism than dynamic high contrast noir. Music and club scenes were more in line with this stylistic tone. Plot was a little muddled with an anti climax pay-off. Didn't really buy the relationship of Ed Norton's character and the girl or care. Not convinced that Norton was the right choice for the leading Man or to write the script. But credit due to pulling off his passion project. Helps to have good actor mates. Shame it was a bit dull.

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