Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) leads this romance set in the 1950s as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who emigrates to New York in search of a new life. Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín and adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby (An EducationWild).

Her homesickness is alleviated when she is introduced to Italian boy Tony (Emory Cohen, The Place Beyond the Pines). But when Ellis is called back to Ireland, the life she started to build in American begins to fade, and with the advances of charming local Jim (Domhnall Gleeson, Ex Machina), that life may disappear entirely. 

Outstanding British Film winner at the 2016 BAFTA Awards
2015Rating: M, Sex scenes and offensive language112 minsIreland, UK, Canada
DramaRomanceHistorical
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Fills a niche in which the studios once specialized, using a well-read and respected novel as the grounds for a tenderly observed tearjerker.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Colm Tóibín’s bitter-sweet novel of the Irish expat experience brought impeccably to the screen by Crowley and Hornby, with Saoirse Ronan excelling herself in the leaf.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As broad as it is charming, Brooklyn is an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon drama told with rare pluck and humor.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Ronan uses everything - her posture, her eyebrows, her breath, her teeth, her pores - to convey a process of change that is both seismic and subtle.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Without Ronan's performance, Brooklyn might have left a sugary taste. But she is the ingredient that brings everything together: her calm poise anchors almost every scene and every shot.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Provides the feeling of being lifted into a different world altogether, so transporting is the film’s sense of time and place and social mores.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The film should satisfy those who love the book as well as newcomers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Unashamedly romantic and achieved with a beautifully subtle, old-fashioned elegance, it's a graceful coming-of-age tale ripe for awards.

0

The film Brooklyn (2015) will resonate with viewers who have experienced the magnetic pull of opposing cultures or have been torn between small town familiar and the big unknown. Struggle and hardship are typical for those who leave homelands in search of better lives and tales of the migrant’s journey universally are about physical and emotional...

4.0
0

Saoirse Ronan is making some fantastic movies at the moment, hard to believe she was once that deadly child assassin "Hanna". I'm going off topic, sorry. Brooklyn is a wonderful story about Eilis (Ronan) who moves to New York to start a new life. I almost went into some detail about the plot but you can watch a trailer for that, this movie is a great...

4.0
0

I randomly won tickets to this and what a pleasant surprise it ended up being! A beautiful well done film with Domhnall Gleeson as the standout.

4.0
0

A good movie that brings back memories of my teenage years. A good romance with a fair ending

0

Not captivating. A gentle old-fashioned love story without any high points.

3.0
0

Great adaptation of the source novel, although as with many book-to-screen adaptations the ending is simplified. Ronan was excellent as were all the supporting actors.

4.0
0

An absolutely superb film that knows exactly what it is: a period romance. As such it doesn't pretend to be anything else with a completely mush free story that will suck you right in and tug at the heart strings. But it is Saoirse Ronan's outstanding performance as 50's Irish immigrant Ellis that this film revolves around, earning her a well deserved Oscar...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Fills a niche in which the studios once specialized, using a well-read and respected novel as the grounds for a tenderly observed tearjerker.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Colm Tóibín’s bitter-sweet novel of the Irish expat experience brought impeccably to the screen by Crowley and Hornby, with Saoirse Ronan excelling herself in the leaf.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As broad as it is charming, Brooklyn is an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon drama told with rare pluck and humor.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Ronan uses everything - her posture, her eyebrows, her breath, her teeth, her pores - to convey a process of change that is both seismic and subtle.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Without Ronan's performance, Brooklyn might have left a sugary taste. But she is the ingredient that brings everything together: her calm poise anchors almost every scene and every shot.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Provides the feeling of being lifted into a different world altogether, so transporting is the film’s sense of time and place and social mores.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The film should satisfy those who love the book as well as newcomers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Unashamedly romantic and achieved with a beautifully subtle, old-fashioned elegance, it's a graceful coming-of-age tale ripe for awards.

0

The film Brooklyn (2015) will resonate with viewers who have experienced the magnetic pull of opposing cultures or have been torn between small town familiar and the big unknown. Struggle and hardship are typical for those who leave homelands in search of better lives and tales of the migrant’s journey universally are about physical and emotional...

4.0
0

Saoirse Ronan is making some fantastic movies at the moment, hard to believe she was once that deadly child assassin "Hanna". I'm going off topic, sorry. Brooklyn is a wonderful story about Eilis (Ronan) who moves to New York to start a new life. I almost went into some detail about the plot but you can watch a trailer for that, this movie is a great...

4.0
0

I randomly won tickets to this and what a pleasant surprise it ended up being! A beautiful well done film with Domhnall Gleeson as the standout.

4.0
0

A good movie that brings back memories of my teenage years. A good romance with a fair ending

0

Not captivating. A gentle old-fashioned love story without any high points.

3.0
0

Great adaptation of the source novel, although as with many book-to-screen adaptations the ending is simplified. Ronan was excellent as were all the supporting actors.

4.0
0

An absolutely superb film that knows exactly what it is: a period romance. As such it doesn't pretend to be anything else with a completely mush free story that will suck you right in and tug at the heart strings. But it is Saoirse Ronan's outstanding performance as 50's Irish immigrant Ellis that this film revolves around, earning her a well deserved...

5.0
0