Brooklyn Lobster - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Brooklyn Lobster Reviews

Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2006
Brooklyn Lobster is a sweet and touching film, worth a visit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2006
Brooklyn Lobster is the kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 20, 2006
The crustaceans' unhappy destinies are more compelling than the colorless lives of their captors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
John Anderson
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 4, 2005
Well-meant, but only adequately realized, the movie is simply undersized.
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 4, 2005
Fails to dig out the dramatic meat, despite a yeoman performance by Danny Aiello.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
Variety
November 4, 2005
Aiello dominates with equal measures of gruff bluster, pained confusion and not-so-quiet desperation. It's an impressively multifaceted performance.
Top Critic
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 3, 2005
Ultimately has the air of a home movie project blown up to feature-length proportions.
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 3, 2005
Kevin Jordan's small family drama, set in Sheepshead Bay, is an unusually pure example of American kitchen-sink realism.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
November 1, 2005
This family-versus-business parable comes across as slight, familiar, and in dire need of seasoning.