Motherless Brooklyn Succeeds at Being Little More Than Solid Genre Homage

by— Written, directed by and starring Edward Norton, adapted from Jonathan Lethem’s novel, the film’s an unapologetic genre retread that earns the shield that precedes it.—'Motherless Brooklyn' Is A Noir Miss. Edward Norton's passion project — an over-lit, neo-noir adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's 1999 novel — struggles to convey the novel's interiority.

1A—A Film Grows In Edward Norton's 'Motherless Brooklyn'. The writer, director, and lead actor of the film "Motherless Brooklyn" joins us.

The Washington Times—Review: In ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ ‘Chinatown’ goes East. Jonathan Lethem's novel about a private eye with Tourette's syndrome, "Motherless Brooklyn," starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist's condition. "Words rush out of the cornucopia of my brain to course over the surface of the world, tickling reality like fingers on piano