Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend’s murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.
User Reviews: Somewhere between the noir and French film categories Motherless Brooklyn exists, and I truly enjoyed watching it. Norton gave a very interesting preformance in this film and if nothing else it’s a great character study based on the choices he decided to go with to portray his character. The long scenic film backed by the low calming jazz music creates such a cool setting for the film and makes it so easy to get lost in the world that has been created by the film. It’s understandable that this story might not appeal to everyone but I enjoyed it immensely.