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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)

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Bobby Baldano, (William DeMeo) is the black sheep of his family. When he gets out of prison after serving a five year sentence, his Father, (Armand Assante) has high hopes of a fresh start for him and coming to work at Joseph Baldano & Sons Contracting, the legitimate and thriving multi-generational family business Bobby's grandfather built up from nothing. But Bobby's a mob connected street thug who gets caught back up in a life of inescapable crime. He has two families - one supportive and loving, the other dangerous and deadly. He must decide between the two families and once he does truths are revealed that Bobby always knew but was too blind to see and too afraid to face. (c) Official Site

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Cast

Ice-T
as Tyler Moss
William DeMeo
as Bobby Baldano
Armand Assante
as Joseph Baldano, Sr.
Ja Rule
as Willie Davis
Cathy Moriarty
as Sarah Baldano
Louis Vanaria
as Stan 'The Jew' Gerzof
Wass Stevens
as Jimmy Vitigliano
Vincent Pastore
as Luigi Leone
Tony Darrow
as Patsy Pirati
Paul Borghese
as Agent Russo
William Sweet
as Agent Benson
Lorraine Ziff
as Eleanor Klein
Steven Maglio
as Stevie "Sinatra"
Christian DeMeo
as Boy on Street Corner
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn

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"GoodFellas" is just one of the movies that did this all much better before.

May 3, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Packing the screen with wiseguy-story regulars - like Vincent Pastore and a limp Tony Darrow, perhaps distracted by his recent legal difficulties - is fruitless when your movie is as pathetically inept as this one.

May 2, 2013 | Rating: 2/5

Cathy Moriarty and other Scorsese alums pop up, but these mean streets feel too derivative to thrill.

May 2, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn's vision of the Mafia comes filtered through a needlessly complex screenplay, as if the creators felt the need to prove they've seen a few Arnaud Desplechin films alongside Goodfellas.

April 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Solid performances can't save the film from its banal, convoluted screenplay that leaves no room for interpretation or subtlety.

May 5, 2013 | Rating: 5.45/10 | Full Review…

As far as derivative crime sagas go, Paul Borghese's film might represent the new gold standard of shameless barrel-scraping.

April 30, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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