Excerpt: The brilliance of Brooklyn is in its simplicity and universality, for whether native-born or immigrant everyone can relate to someone starting over, finding love, and struggling between their roots and their wings.
Excerpt: The medium of film is used to evoke so many intense emotional experiences — falling in love, falling out of love, grief, depression, vengeance towards the robot that killed your family — it’s a bit surprising so few films have delved into the black hole of homesickness. Certainly none have done it with the skill of John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn,’ which captures, with heart-wrenching accuracy, the crippling feeling of being all alone in an insurmountably strange place.
Excerpt: Brooklyn es una de las mejores películas del año. Además de funcionar como un drama romántico clásico, la misma también logra un excelente trabajo a la hora de contar la clásica historia de la inmigración – del ser humano buscando una mejor vida. Saoirse Ronan es excelente como la protagonista del film, mientras que Emory Cohen se roba el show, sorprendiendo con su sensacional trabajo. Brooklyn es impecable en todos los departamentos, y sin duda merece tu atención. ¡Altamente recomendada!
Excerpt: The plot of “Brooklyn” may not be particularly groundbreaking, but its heart and intelligence resonate deeply. It’s not even a new question to ask whether or not you can go home again, but it’s done with surprising nuance here. “Brooklyn” is a deceptively simple story about deceptively complex human emotions.
Excerpt: Young immigrant girls are supposed to get tricked, drugged, attacked, and/or sold into sex slavery. Brooklyn would never be so gauche. We follow a meek girl, personifying an entire nation of leavers, transform into a self-confident woman who runs into a fork in the road; two lives, you get to pick one.
Excerpt: Save for the pleasing cast of babes (Saoirse Ronan, Jessie Paré) and hunks (Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson) providing ample scenery (in addition to the general period production design) and a couple of old Brit stalwarts (Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters) ham-boning to the hilt, about the best I can say about Brooklyn is that my Mother (God rest her soul) would have enjoyed it thoroughly. She was, however, uh, like, old.
Excerpt: If there is a more uplifting film making the rounds we’re not aware of it … Conditioned by so many misanthropic melodramas, we assume, cynically, that the worst will befall Ronan. When this doesn’t happen, we’re pleasantly surprised, touched.
Excerpt: The look of 1950s Brooklyn and Ireland is beautiful—each glimpse more idyllic than the next to render the film a fairy tale of sorts where fate delivers so great a hand that nothing can be left to chance. This is a conscious aesthetic putting every bit of attention squarely on Ronan’s extremely capable shoulders to lead us through the sorrow, glee, romance, pain, and clarity necessary to unearth what it is that actually matters.
Excerpt: With respect to story and theme, there’s nothing especially revelatory within Brooklyn’s heartfelt, dignified margins. What makes the film exceptional is how impeccably it captures the emotional nuances of being ensnared between two worlds.