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Brooklyn Rules

6.31 h 35 min200715
Three lifelong friends are reluctantly drawn into the dark Mafia lifestyle by charismatic mob boss Caesar (Alec Baldwin) who controls their neighbourhood. As leaving the streets behind seems increasingly impossible, the friends find the right path is not always the easiest to follow, and that the choices they make might one day mean making the ultimate sacrifice.
Michael Corrente
Freddie Prinze JrAlec BaldwinScott Caan
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Jerry Ferrara
Marisa PolvinoRichard Lewis
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4.2 out of 5 stars

150 global ratings

  1. 57% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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NeilReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
great movie, original
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I liked the character development and particularly the complexity and humanity of the main character. It was a very moving story with believable characters.
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john robert harmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
coming of age
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This is a really good film,if gangster films is your bag just watch it brilliant film.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 September 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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A very second-rate Mafia film. No real tension or drama, and a cheesy sentimental ending.
don handeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 July 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ms. L. CorlessReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2014
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Five Stars
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Love it!
Wayne RedhartReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 December 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not exactly Scorsese but a decent film
While this isn't going to erase any memories of Scorsese's finest work, this was pleasingly well-executed overall. Although ostensibly a gangster film, it has more to do with the relationship between three friends, with the mob working as a backdrop. The story doesn't exactly break any new ground, but neither did it feel become quite so cliched as descend into quasi-parody. At the time of viewing, I had not realised that the character who end up moving into the mafia to have been James Caan's son. However the similarity with his father was very noticeable and comes out favourably. Overall, it's well worth a rental, although not something to watch time after time. My main criticism would be with the rather hasty ending. After having taken a comfortable pace throughout, the more major events towards the end seemed rather bunched together. I would have expected a rather central focus upon these events, rather than a hurried conclusion.
KristofferReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
A solid tale about a loving friendship!
I don't really know why, but while watching this movie it swallowed me completely. It's not a star cast and it's a story that seems familiar, yet i found the different personalities perfect for the story and the acting very believable. The three guys that make out the friendship trio were a joy to follow. Each very different and yet they seemed like the perfect "band of brothers".

I really, really enjoyed this movie and I can certainly recommend it for everyone. I intend to watch it again sometime because it's worth an extra visit!
Mr B TrotterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
More Wise Guys
Written by long-time "Sopranos" writer Terence Winter, "Brooklyn Rules" tells the tale of three buddies living in Bay Ridge in 1985.Set around the time of Gambino family boss Paul Castellano losing support and finally being whacked by John Gotti's men outside a steakhouse. And when the gang war starts, the reverberations have an impact on their lives.

Carmine (Scott Caan), becomes mob connected. Michael (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is going to Columbia and taking pre-law classes, and Bobby (Jerry Ferrara) is studying for the post office test.

Probably the best role Prinze has had to date, and you may just forgive him for starring in every bad teen comedy at the start of his career.
Scott Caan who, if he were to lose a few pounds would be a twin for his Father, adds another solid performance to his already impressive CV.
As mob captain Cesar, Alec Baldwin knows how to play scary, and delivers in spades.

Although there are maybe too many references to other films of this genre, especially "Bronx Tale", this stills turns out to be a very good film, which I can recommend whole heartedly.
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