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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Reviews

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May 5, 2013
Solid performances can't save the film from its banal, convoluted screenplay that leaves no room for interpretation or subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.45/10
May 3, 2013
"GoodFellas" is just one of the movies that did this all much better before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 2, 2013
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
Cathy Moriarty and other Scorsese alums pop up, but these mean streets feel too derivative to thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2013
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
As far as derivative crime sagas go, Paul Borghese's film might represent the new gold standard of shameless barrel-scraping.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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