Brooklyn Lobster
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)

Aging patriarch Frank Giorgio tries to maintain his Brooklyn pride when the bank that holds the small business loan for his lobster farm forecloses. A hardworking man who listens to only oldies on the radio, Frank sees his worth as… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 4, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Brooklyn Lobster is a sweet and touching film, worth a visit.

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John Anderson

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.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The movie has that 'shiny-object-syndrome'... it tends to get easily sidetracked by things that aren't important to the story.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Brooklyn Lobster is the kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Well-meant, but only adequately realized, the movie is simply undersized.

Scott Weinberg

Comes from a sincere (as in autobiographical) place, and, despite its familiar trappings, it's presented with an admirable lack of B.S.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The crustaceans' unhappy destinies are more compelling than the colorless lives of their captors.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Fails to dig out the dramatic meat, despite a yeoman performance by Danny Aiello.

Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
Brooklyn Lobster runs the parallel story of a struggling business that is mirrored by a crumbling family. For the most part it is real and honest, and yet, for… More