Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn
  • 2019
  • 2h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Edward Norton
  • Cast: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin
  • UK release: 6 December 2019

Lionel Essrog (Norton, who also adapted, directed and co-produced) is a Marlowe-style gumshoe with all the physical and verbal tics of Tourette’s syndrome, who sets out to discover why his boss Frank (Willis) has been shot. Despite a strong cast, the predictable twists and corny dialogue let it down.

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Motherless Brooklyn

2 Dec 20193 stars

Edward Norton's well-cast passion project is an intriguing but flawed noir

Motherless Brooklyn has been a labour of love for Edward Norton. He is the writer, director, star and co-producer of a project that he has nurtured to fruition over the past two decades. This is not a slavish adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel, as…

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