The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
Leslie Odom Jr.
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Jack Cunningham was an HS basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.
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
Michael Kenneth Williams and Bobby Cannavale both appeared on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014). See more »
AT the beginning of the film when the two were sitting in the car listening to the conversation from upstairs, you hear an electronic siren in the background. They were not invented until 1964. A few moments later, you see a NYPD patrol car race by with its red light turning. It should have had red and white alternating lights but the siren was correct for the period then. See more »
Frank always used to say, "Tell your story walkin', pal." He was more philosophical than your average gumshoe, but he liked to do his talkin' on the move, so here's how it all went down. I got somethin' wrong with my head. That's the first thing to know.
It's like having glass in the brain. I can't stop pickin' things apart... twistin' 'em around, reassembling 'em. Words and sounds, especially. It's like an itch that has to be scratched.
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Shauna Lyn... this is yours as much as mine. See more »
I went into this not expecting much but Edward Norton gave till it hurt.
Overall, this was a great movie with some amazing performances by Norton and his fantastic ensemble cast. So well acted by such fine actors.
It's a very good murder mystery. That classic gum shoe style was done perfectly.
I love the art direction. He painted a great picture of 50s style New York.
And the music was stellar. Those jazz numbers really blended in perfectly with the atmosphere. Then I had that one piece of music made by Thom Yorke of Radiohead (you'll know it once you hear).
This was a really great movie.
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