Brooklyn (2015) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:


acting 8

directing 8

writing 6

effects 8

editing 7

SW score: 37

3.7 out of 5 octopi

++ Now this is the film that I would have supported for a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Does that mean I think it’s a perfect movie? Of course not. But it’s a lot more deserving of that inflated percentage than Lady Bird. I’m not normally a fan of period piece romances but this one was done with such delicate care and love that it won me over. It’s just a sincere love letter to the protagonist’s power and the ancient love triangle paradigm. The acting was subtle and strong throughout and the set design and cinematography sparkled. Take the A train to your nearest streamed instance of Brooklyn. It’s worth putting up with the hipsters…especially since they didn’t exist when in the time period within which this movie was set!




(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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