The Lords of Flatbush Reviews

September 7, 2020
An early nostalgia tour of the 1950s, The Lords of Flatbush is a rough sketch of a bigger, better movie that is mostly remembered today for the careers it helped launch.
July 25, 2010
The movie is adept at portraying aimlessness, getting at the greasy anomie that was so much a part of that time. But there is a lack of ambition, as if no one involved in creating the film wanted to cut deeper than a little double-edged nostalgia.
March 26, 2009
Not too much finesse distinguishes the script, which carries neither warmth nor particular interest for the various characters.
July 6, 2005
May 9, 2005
Like first love, this study of the growing pains of the leather jacket-bobby soxer Brooklyn high school set of 1957 is, by turns, cheerful, confused, juvenile and never fully realized.