Last Exit to Brooklyn
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Last Exit to Brooklyn
Hubert Selby's controversial 1964 cult novel Last Exit To Brooklyn is adapted to the big screen by director Ulrich Edel in this drama. The story is set in the early 1950s in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blighted waterfront town of boarded-up storefronts and striking factory workers. Harry Black (Stephen Lang), a machinist put in charge of the local union strike office, suddenly finds himself one of the most important men in town. But for all his sudden power, there's something disturbing Harry. He rejects his wife's caresses and discovers himself infatuated with a frail young man who… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cinematic style and Jennifer Jason Leigh make this worth watching."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"So bleak a vision as to be obsessive and ultimately shallow."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"For the most part, Edel captures the harrowing grim tone of the book and the compassion the author had for his unsympathetic flawed characters."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The pockmarked buildings have a peeling grayness, as if some forgotten battle had been waged there and dulled everything in its wake."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"German director Eli Edel has fashioned a grim yet coherent and extremely well acted tale out of Hubert Selby's 1964 collection of short stories about misfits, criminals and outsiders in Brooklyn's Red Hook, circa 1952."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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