Motherless Brooklyn ★★★½

Edward Norton pulls off the three-peat: write, direct and act in this crime mystery set in Brooklyn after the war.

Video Review - just left the theater (no spoilers)

Norton plays a gumshoe with Torettes trying to solve the mystery to who killed his boss (Bruce Willis) who gets about 10 minutes of screentime at the beginning.

The mystery is pretty good but unravels leaving a few too many throw away scenes. I wanted to see some scene payoffs like one in a blues club where
Norton should have gotten his groove on. That would have been a fun character building scene that feels like it was edited out(?)

The main characters are Norton, an African American woman activist fighting to save inner city homes and a power hungry developer (Alec Baldwin).

Good movie that could have been great if it was tighter. Recommended.

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