MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,507 this week

Brooklyn Rules (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 May 2009 (Israel)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 4,831 users   Metascore: 53/100
Reviews: 48 user | 40 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 23 Feb 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 01 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Brooklyn Rules" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brooklyn Rules (2007)

Brooklyn Rules (2007) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brooklyn Rules.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Whaley
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Chris Klein, Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Jack is a NYC advertising exec with a life as glossy as the ads he spins. Jill is new to the city, with nothing to stand on but her fiery personality and romantic ideals. Opposites attract, and together they author their own manifesto of "rules to live by." But Jill betrays Jack by violating rule one - Be Honest.

Director: Vanessa Parise
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Taryn Manning, Peter Stebbings
Sparkler (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is said to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides ... See full summary »

Director: Darren Stein
Stars: Park Overall, Veronica Cartwright, Don Harvey
Shooting Gallery (Video 2005)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Ving Rhames, Roselyn Sanchez, Daniel Newman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Los Angeles, a depressed writer named Solo has writer's block after a successful first book of which he's ashamed, and he's broke, thanks to a year in classical psychoanalysis. In their ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Caan
Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Lynn Collins, Scott Caan
Federal Hill (1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young men face their choices as they become adults. Bobby, who's sort of dim, owes $30,000 to a counterfeiter who's demanding ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente
Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Anthony DeSando, Libby Langdon
Summer Catch (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she's seen him kill someone.

Director: Mark Waters
Stars: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Shalom Harlow
Atlanta (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A sitcom centered on a man (prinze) and a woman who meet at funeral, then realize they can't be apart from one another.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Lili Asvar, Leslie Bibb, John Billingsley
Crime | Drama

A retired detective becomes the key player in a murder investigation involving two policemen who carried out hits for the mob. Based on the true story of NYPD officer Tommy Dades, who ... See full summary »

Happy Valley (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A shy focused woman gets help from her friends to get revenge on her ex-boyfriend for dumping her.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Mena Suvari, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Wright
No Heroics (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Kevin Blatch, Paul Campbell, Eliza Coupe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Young Carmine (as Ty Reed)
...
Priest
...
...
...
...
...
...
Blonde
Christian Maelen ...
...
Philly Cabrese
Staci Rudnitsky ...
...
...
Amy
Edit

Storyline

Michael 'Mike' Turner is handsome, bright, a resourceful law student and perfect gentleman. Mike were perfect hadn't he been born in late 20th century Brooklyn, a New York borough dominated by the mob, in his case Carmine Mancuso, who luckily chooses to protect bright Mike, even against mob ruffian Gino, and his two inseparable buddies. Cocky Carmine Mancuso actually chooses to join the bloody business, sparing only his youth friends. Third mate Bobby Canzoneri, whose equally dumb parents hosted the gang as kids, naively aims no higher then tenure in the US Post. Yet Bobby ends up dead when a mob war erupts. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Not made to be broken

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Nailed Right In  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,811 (USA) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

$398,420 (USA) (6 July 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During production, the working title of the film was "Nailed Right In". See more »

Goofs

Wheh Carmine is walking down the sidewalk to the store, a lady comes out of the front door. When Carmine starts to close the door you can see the cameraman's reflection off of the glass. See more »

Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Go
Written by Vince Clarke (as Vincent Clark)
Performed by Yazoo (as Yaz)
Courtesy of Sire Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

OK but predictable gangster pic
15 September 2008 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

This film was written by Terence Winter, one of the driving forces behind the Sopranos TV series and, given the reputation of that show (which I have to admit to never having seen), I was quite surprised by the routine nature of this film. Freddie Prinze Jr. finds himself out of his depth as Michael, a Brooklyn kid half-scamming his way through law school while trying to avoid becoming sucked into the mob life so adored by Carmine (Scott Caan), one of his closest friends.

Much of the problem lies with the fact that everything that happens here we have seen before in better, more original gangster flicks. The story is OK, but the script rarely rises above the pedestrian and, despite some rather clumsy attempts to insert a number of 80s pop culture references there is no real feeling for time or place. Alec Baldwin, who appears as the local mob ruler is by far the best thing about this film. In fact, Baldwin's pretty good in everything he does these days, having successfully negotiated the thorny transition from leading man to character actor without falling foul of the pitfalls encountered by some of his contemporaries. The best scenes in the film are the ones in which he appears and aren't just the most violent incidents. There is more insight into the workings of the mob in the scene in which Baldwin sits down with another gangster to iron out a few issues between Michael and the local mob psycho than there is in the beatings and shootings, etc.

Scott Caan is memorable, but it's difficult to be sure whether it is because he gives a good performance in his own right or because in a number of scenes he is so reminiscent of his father playing Sonny Corleone.

While there's nothing new here, the picture is entertaining enough and is a relatively painless experience.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Don't watch this movie! mikael_qp
accents rcryan
i thought it was decent goopi83
Alec Baldwin dwpeak
Fliming in Brooklyn NYC shof515-1
Rated R, PG-13, what??? MissyBaggins91
Discuss Brooklyn Rules (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?