Brooklyn Rules Synopsis
Three boyhood friends strive to remain loyal to each other amidst the mafia lifestyle in 1985 Brooklyn.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Michael Corrente's Brooklyn Rules takes him to the mean streets of Gotti country, circa 1985, and it's another gem.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An entertaining film that's true to its world.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Baldwin dominates the screen with his slick, beefy swagger, and if Prinze is less than convincing as a kid from Brooklyn, Caan and Ferrara...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
It's not quite layered or weighty enough to fill the aching hole left in our psyches by the end of "The Sopranos," and most of the...
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Baldwin is so good in the coming-of-age gangster drama Brooklyn Rules that it's like watching a voodoo priest.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The boys-in-the-Italian-hood clichés were penned by "Sopranos" scribe Terence Winter, so they have snap, if not freshness.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The writing in Brooklyn seems even more generic. An excessive use of voice-over narration is a sure sign of a failure of dramatization.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Crust
Not as bad as Bobby's mother's lasagna, neither is Brooklyn Rules anywhere near the best you've ever had, though at times, it may remind...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The kind of movie that cries out for the fast-forward button.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Too many cliches and not enough energy have come along for the ride.
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Brooklyn RULES

By rrose_selavy
Excellent coming-of-age in the '80s film centered on the relationship between three inseparable friends whose lives are headed in radically different directions. The backdrop is Brooklyn and...

Brooklyn Rules

By ginger vegas
A must see PERIOD!!!!!!...

Brookllyn Rules

By bogey342
Anyone outside of New York seen this film? Not playing here on 42 screens. Does Baldwin scream at any kids?...


By Beantown Bully
C'mon people...this movie SUCKED. Freddie Prinze Jr. is the worst tough guy ever to do it. Turtle was alright and Scott Caan who I think is a great tough guy was sub par...the only standout was...

Very good

By racerxme
A low budget bronx tale...

Campy Time Warp Mafia Flick

By edrapp27
Brooklyn Rules was a fun was totally campy and filled with Brooklyn accents, big hair, and of course, the token funeral. The basic them is that of three childhood friends who all...

Brooklyn Rules

By UncleStu
A very nice surprise...

A must see!!!

By nvenezia
Great Movie....Highly Recomended...

Great Movie

By Howard Stern
If the entire theater erupting in applause at the end wasn't and indication of how good this movie is I don't know what is.... Go see it....

Brooklyn Rules For sure

By Eric01
Brooklyn rules is a great film. I enjoyed it alot , and recomend any everyone to come and watch it. The friend ship between Cans character and Prince's charcted and Ferra is very bonding and its very...

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Rated R | For violence, pervasive language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
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