Benjamin Maio Mackay
Brooklyn - 3.5 Stars
Saoirse Ronan offers an incredible performance in a safe, “nice” movie.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie; it wasn’t anything new or ground-breaking, but it was a lovely way to spend 90 minutes. The cast were fantastic, Saoirse Ronan is incredible and her performance is flawless. Emory Cohen was strong as her counterpart though unfortunately Domhnall Gleeson was less convincing in his role. Julia Walters and Jim Broadbent played supporting roles and were both fantastic – they deliver convincing and in-depth performances.
The script, based of the book by Colm Tóibín is smooth and flows nicely. The cinematography is conventional and brings nothing new to the table, but it does use some clever, interesting shots.
Overall it is a “nice” enjoyable film that has a good storyline and it features a strong cast, with an especially wonderful performance from leading lady Saoirse Ronan.
This movie is screening as part of the British Film Festival in Australia and opens internationally on the 6 of November.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Picture This