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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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Releases November 1, 2019
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

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Edward Norton

Writers:

Jonathan Lethem (based on the novel by), Edward Norton (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Willis ... Frank Minna
Edward Norton ... Lionel Essrog
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Laura Rose
Willem Dafoe ... Paul Randolph
Alec Baldwin ... Moses Randolph
Leslie Mann
Fisher Stevens
Bobby Cannavale ... Tony Vermonte
Dallas Roberts ... Danny Fantl
Ethan Suplee ... Gilbert Coney
Josh Pais ... William Lieberman
Michael Kenneth Williams
Cherry Jones
Robert Wisdom
Erica Sweany ... Formosa Hostess
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Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures 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. Written by Warner Bros.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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First credited writing by Edward Norton although Norton did some uncredited writing on Fight Club (1999), Frida (2002), The Painted Veil (2006) and The Incredible Hulk (2008). See more »

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Goofy snooze fest
3 October 2019 | by Marlenewilliams57See all my reviews

I fell asleep thankfully 30 minutes in hoping I wouldn't be forced to waste any more of my life on this 144 minute bore fest- however, I woke up for the last 45 minutes and was still bored out of my mind and flabbergasted how good actors can be in such a obtuse film. It's goofy, not believable, script is weak and full of cliches. I've seen student films better than this. I got to see this film for free and I'm mad I wasted my time. If you can sit through this whole movie without looking at your phone or walking off you deserve an award.


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