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- Edward Norton
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw
- Alec Baldwin
- Bobby Cannavale
- Willem Dafoe
- Bruce Willis
- Ethan Suplee
- Cherry Jones
- Dallas Roberts
- Josh Pais
Did You Know?
- Edward Norton's second turn in the director's chair after directing Keeping The Faith (2000).
- The style of panic bar on the exit door in the auditorium at the public meeting was not invented until 1988 by Thomas Industries.
- Lionel Essrog: There's something going down, and it's big, and they were not happy about what he found.
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Good movie overall, it's not fast paced, but also not slow. Edward Norton shows how good of an actor he is
Good story, good plot, good actors. But fairly slow pace and muted resolutions. Plays like an old school detective flick but doesn't quite pull it off - just feels too modern, like it didn't fully commit to the period.
Motherless Brooklyn has all the markers of a good Oscar-season movie: a talented cast, worthy source material, a script loaded with complex social issues. Even so, it doesn’t add up to much.
Norton earns praise for taking on the gargantuan task of bringing this story to the screen, and pulling quadruple duty as actor-director-writer-producer, but Motherless Brooklyn seems more like a blueprint of a great film that lacks the nuance it needs to be truly impactful.
Ultimately, frustration and fatigue prevail over the film’s intellectual acuity and political insight; neither is any true emotion ever forthcoming. This is odd and disappointing.