[Review] ‘MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN’ sees cracks in the foundation, builds fascination on top

[Review] ‘MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN’ sees cracks in the foundation, builds fascination on top

When accessing Edward Norton’s sprawling gumshoe tale MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem), it’s easy to get caught up in the old school noir feel. All that is, is just set dressing to make a film that has a cherished actor swinging for the fences. This is the first directorial effort for Norton in 20 years and quite a pivot from his romantic-comedy KEEPING THE FAITH. It’s a messy vision that never is quite able to come together, but there’s something chin-stroking about what Norton is training to achieve.

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