U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown
It sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny.
Science fiction that rivets the attention, excites the imagination, and engages the mind.
The film works primarily because of its big heart and ability to engage our emotions while not turning off our brains.
Its combination of good pacing and a willingness to tell a story remind us of what summer movies once were.
Harrowing, compelling cinema - perhaps not as wrenching as "12 Years a Slave" but not far removed.
Using gallows humor, likable protagonists, and a variety of nonstandard filmmaking techniques, director Adam McKay maintains a high level of energy for more than two hours.
Although not without moments of sadness and tragedy, "Brooklyn" is sublimely uplifting and life affirming.