Despite a strong cast, gorgeous cinematography, and a suffocating sense of sexual tension, this movie takes far too long to get off the ground.
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.
Although the workmanlike production is solidly engaging, it falls short of the loftiest expectations.
Johnny Depp brings Whitey Bulger to life with force and flair that allow us to forgive the movie's narrative shortcomings.