Brooklyn Lobster Synopsis
Giorgio's Lobster Farm might close after 65 years, and the Giorgio famly must try and prevent that.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often, just as they should more often offer performances as...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The triumph here is the natural, fluid way the characters interact, many of them displaying real-life, quirky senses of humor you don't...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A sweet and touching film, worth a visit.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
However fact-based the material may be, Jordan's salt-of-the-earth characters, with their bluster and pride and rough-edged loyalty, are...
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Character's multiple mid-life crises could make this genuinely engaging drama especially appealing to older viewers.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Ultimately has the air of a home movie project blown up to feature-length proportions.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Fails to dig out the dramatic meat, despite a yeoman performance by Danny Aiello.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
An unusually pure example of American kitchen-sink realism.
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50

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Kevin Jordan (Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire), a protege of Martin Scorsese, wrote and directed this dull 2005 autobiographical feature; it...
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38

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
If the Giorgios were more interesting, perhaps Brooklyn Lobster would feel less sluggish. But as it is, the crustaceans' unhappy destinies...
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Rated NR