Motherless Brooklyn


Motherless Brooklyn
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, we follow a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he tries to solve his friend’s murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, he unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.

146 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Crime, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Mann
Director
Edward Norton
ScreenplayEdward Norton, from the novel by Jonathan Lethem
MusicDaniel Pemberton
CinematographyDick Pope
EditingJoe Klotz
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2019
Produced byClass 5 Films, MWM Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, Drama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsContains scenes of sexual violence.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence
Runtime144
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderStrong language, Violence, Drug misuse.
Runtime144
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
5
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
34 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
140 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMotherless Brooklyn’s imposing length requires patience, but strong performances and a unique perspective make this a mystery worth investigating.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconUnderrepresented hero shines in violent, profane PI drama.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconNorton does a decent job wearing his various hats while bringing this tale to the big screen, and I feel the film gets better as it goes.
13

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
49 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
2110 users
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
16
IMDB
4051 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 64%

13

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