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Brooklyn Lobster Reviews

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June 22, 2007
The movie has that 'shiny-object-syndrome'... it tends to get easily sidetracked by things that aren't important to the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2006
Comes from a sincere (as in autobiographical) place, and, despite its familiar trappings, it's presented with an admirable lack of B.S.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 23, 2006
Brooklyn Lobster is a sweet and touching film, worth a visit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2006
Brooklyn Lobster is the kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2006
The crustaceans' unhappy destinies are more compelling than the colorless lives of their captors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 19, 2006
Jordan doesn't always hit his mark, allowing extraneous dialogue that doesn't build on the relationships; giving too much time to silly employee high jinks; and staying too far away with his camera when he should be right in the faces of his actors.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 19, 2006
Jordan draws so well on the idiosyncrasies of the family profession that it makes the movie worth watching
November 4, 2005
The dramatic engine may be real estate and bank loans, but the heart of the movie is family and character and the film provides plenty of both.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2005
Well-meant, but only adequately realized, the movie is simply undersized.
November 4, 2005
Fails to dig out the dramatic meat, despite a yeoman performance by Danny Aiello.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2005
Aiello dominates with equal measures of gruff bluster, pained confusion and not-so-quiet desperation. It's an impressively multifaceted performance.
November 4, 2005
However fact-based the material may be, Jordan's salt-of-the-earth characters, with their bluster and pride and rough-edged loyalty, are all too familiar, and their travails feel formulaic, right down to the life-affirming climax.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2005
The triumph here is the natural, fluid way the characters interact, many of them displaying real-life, quirky senses of humor you don't often find in screenplays.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2005
Ultimately has the air of a home movie project blown up to feature-length proportions.
November 3, 2005
Kevin Jordan's small family drama, set in Sheepshead Bay, is an unusually pure example of American kitchen-sink realism.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 1, 2005
This family-versus-business parable comes across as slight, familiar, and in dire need of seasoning.
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