Reviews

Sep 28, 2017
Brooklyn arrives duly hyped, and disappoints just as reliably.
Dec 19, 2016
Brooklyn is one of the best films ever made about leaving one's homeland in search of a better life, and forging a new path. [Full review in Japanese]
Aug 18, 2016
Brooklyn is marvelous, watching it as close to pure bliss as any cinematic confectionary treat as I could possibly have imagined myself.
Jun 12, 2016
Brooklyn is the very essence of a simple story, beautifully told.
May 3, 2016
'Brooklyn' might sound like some sort of starchy period piece, which couldn't be further from the truth - it's vibrant and warm and funny.
Feb 12, 2016
Part of the film's charm is the way that Irish director John Crowley manages the mood, without compromising the momentum. His direction is impeccable.
Feb 5, 2016
Ronan's accomplished performance provides the heart of the film, and, despite the mistakes she makes, the viewer comes to care deeply for this young woman and hope for a happy outcome to her dilemmas.
Jan 6, 2016
Brooklyn at heart is a women's picture, that staple of mid-century cinema in which a woman must choose her path in life, and the film adapts the genre's traditions splendidly.
Dec 31, 2015
I could have hung out with everyone in Brooklyn for hours: It's a world you won't want to leave.
Nov 24, 2015
With compassion, a touch of melancholy and a sense of wonder, Brooklyn reveals the profound truths in a simple, familiar story, ending on a note that's achingly bittersweet, no matter where you're from.
Nov 24, 2015
It's a witty, dreamy love letter to independence and self-discovery - no matter where you call home.
Nov 20, 2015
Although not without moments of sadness and tragedy, Brooklyn is sublimely uplifting and life affirming.
Nov 20, 2015
Fans of the novel, of which I'm one, may find the film sweeter and more romantic than Toibin's original conception.
Nov 19, 2015
Ronan, in every scene of the film, creates a reserved young woman who seems to mature before our eyes, quietly revealing Eilis' open, yearning heart.
Nov 19, 2015
Brooklyn is a simple story affectingly told, bridging the emotional gulf one feels when ambition and home are an ocean apart and love is uncertain in either place.
Nov 19, 2015
Brooklyn is that rare period drama that doesn't lose itself in its dogged re-creation of another time.
Nov 19, 2015
It's such a beautiful film.
Nov 19, 2015
Big, romantic and as sweet as wedding cake, Brooklyn is a bi-continental love story that proudly wears its heart on its well-crafted sleeve.
Nov 19, 2015
If you're yearning to take a sentimental journey, Brooklyn is the perfect destination.
Nov 19, 2015
If you think they don't make movies like they used to, "Brooklyn" is glorious proof to the contrary.