• Released
  • June 17, 2011
  • (Limited 6/17)
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Documentary
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Battle for Brooklyn Synopsis
Daniel Goldstein battles in court to save his home and community from being demolished.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
A documentary about the unending mess that is the Atlantic Yards project, is unabashedly slanted and as a result will probably be dismissed...
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85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The Empire State's eminent domain laws are unusually loose, but most of the rest of this story is pertinent far beyond New York. Change a...
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80

Time Out New York

By S. James Snyder
Battle offers both a sobering portrait of personal revolt (notably through activist Daniel Goldstein, whose eviction fight landed in the...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A gripping documentary about how unnecesary real estate development can change the soul of New York, brings us inside the lives it...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Tells the story of a love affair and a new family, and reminds us that even billionaires are not omnipotent.
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70

Variety

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"It's un-American," Goldstein says about the abuses of power at the heart of the film, before correcting himself: "No -- you know what? It...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Although not exactly even-handed, the movie proves a deft look at a reluctant crusader and how financial sway and political override can so...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Battle for Brooklyn brings up larger quandaries about urban development which it doesn't begin to address.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Unfortunately for the film, it's clear from the outset this is a totally one-sided battle that well-connected developer Bruce Ratner is...
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50

Village Voice

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Battle for Brooklyn provides a useful primer on the opposition to Atlantic Yards, but figures who might have made more compelling...
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Rated NR