Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Reviews

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
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
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 3, 2013
"GoodFellas" is just one of the movies that did this all much better before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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
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Steve Erickson
Village Voice
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.
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
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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