This is an advance review out of the Toronto International Film Festival. Motherless Brooklyn opens in the US on Nov. 1 and in the UK on Nov. 30.
Nearly 20 years after making his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Keeping the Faith, Edward Norton has journeyed back behind the camera for an altogether more serious affair. Motherless Brooklyn is a detective story based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. But where the book had a contemporary setting, Norton – who also adapts and stars – has transported the plot back to 1950s New York to make a period piece about power, corruption, and the dark side of gentrification, packaged in a convoluted murder-mystery.
Source: IGN.com Motherless Brooklyn Review