Brooklyn Reviews

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October 10, 2017
Emotionally rendered by an attractive cast and crafted in the best traditions of mainstream filmmaking ... Brooklyn is a captivating and rewarding moviegoing experience the kind that at best comes along once or twice a year.
December 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]
February 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.
December 31, 2015
I could have hung out with everyone in Brooklyn for hours: It's a world you won't want to leave.
November 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.
November 24, 2015
It's a witty, dreamy love letter to independence and self-discovery - no matter where you call home.
November 20, 2015
Although not without moments of sadness and tragedy, Brooklyn is sublimely uplifting and life affirming.
November 20, 2015
Fans of the novel, of which I'm one, may find the film sweeter and more romantic than Toibin's original conception.
November 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.
November 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.
November 19, 2015
Brooklyn is that rare period drama that doesn't lose itself in its dogged re-creation of another time.
November 19, 2015
It's such a beautiful film.
November 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.
November 19, 2015
If you think they don't make movies like they used to, "Brooklyn" is glorious proof to the contrary.
November 13, 2015
This could feel like an airport romance novel about a girl whose life is transformed by love, but Ronan complicates Eilis's otherwise simple story arc as much as she can.
November 12, 2015
The film is suffused with the sense that a person is just about to bloom.
November 12, 2015
A cinematic snow-globe of nostalgia, a portrait of two worlds that aches with family lost and freedoms found. It is a beautiful film to experience.
November 12, 2015
"Brooklyn" may be unapologetically old-fashioned, but it's also utterly of its time.
November 12, 2015
It's one of the most satisfying films of 2015.
November 12, 2015
Something in the richness of its relationships puts an essential truth before us - the brevity and immensity of life. We know all about that, of course, but that's the beauty of great art: It takes what you already know and makes you feel it.
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