Brooklyn Lobster
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A family struggles to keep their business afloat as they're dogged by personal crises in this drama from writer and director Kevin Jordan. Frank Giorgio (Danny Aiello) is the owner of Giorgio's Lobster Farm, a seafood shop in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn. The store has been in the Giorgio family for generations, and Frank, who takes enormous pride in Giorgio's, has had ambitions of expanding the business by adding on a restaurant. However, the bank has called in the loan Frank took out to build the dining room during a business downturn, and he goes through a series… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Brooklyn Lobster is a sweet and touching film, worth a visit."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The dramatic engine may be real estate and bank loans, but the heart of the movie is family and character and the film provides plenty of both."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The movie has that 'shiny-object-syndrome'... it tends to get easily sidetracked by things that aren't important to the story."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Jordan draws so well on the idiosyncrasies of the family profession that it makes the movie worth watching"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Brooklyn Lobster is the kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Well-meant, but only adequately realized, the movie is simply undersized."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Comes from a sincere (as in autobiographical) place, and, despite its familiar trappings, it's presented with an admirable lack of B.S."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"However fact-based the material may be, Jordan's salt-of-the-earth characters, with their bluster and pride and rough-edged loyalty, are all too familiar, and their travails feel formulaic, right down to the life-affirming climax."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The crustaceans' unhappy destinies are more compelling than the colorless lives of their captors."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Fails to dig out the dramatic meat, despite a yeoman performance by Danny Aiello."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Jordan doesn't always hit his mark, allowing extraneous dialogue that doesn't build on the relationships; giving too much time to silly employee high jinks; and staying too far away with his camera when he should be right in the faces of his actors."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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