THE BROOKLYN BANKER REVIEWED

“The Brooklyn Banker” allows Federico Castelluccio to make the transition from Furio to film director. While the script feels very familiar, the emphasis on intelligence in a mafia film is novel. Too often, the film keeps returning to the normal mob trappings of Sorvino and Proval playing off each other. It just feels like there was a better film to be observed with Troy Garity at the wheel. I’m not sure what to chalk that up to in retrospect.

There were so many odd turns and choices. Proval reveled in them, but Sorvino seemed to be above them. At times, it felt like the movie was nothing more than cliche after cliche. It’s a weird blessing to have missed potential in your film. Honestly, it just feels like saying you failed, but something amazing existed under the surface. I’d recommend checking it out if you get the chance.

FILM STATS

  • R
  • 1hr and 39 mins
  • TriCoast Entertainment

RELEASE DATE: 8/5/16

 

THE BROOKLYN BANKER was shot entirely on location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

The Following Theatres will have the film on Friday.

Malverne Cinema 350 Hempstead Ave Malverne, NY
Cinema Village 22 E 12th St New York, NY
AMC Liberty Tree Mall 100 Independence Way Danvers, MA
AMC South Barrington 175 Studio Dr South Barrington, IL
Tower City Cinemas 230 W Huron Rd Cleveland, OH
AMC Forum 44681 Mound Road Sterling Heights, MI
Laemmle Royal 11523 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA
AMC Neshaminy 660 Neshaminy Mall Bensalem, PA
AMC Arizona Center 565 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ
AMC Mercado 3111 Mission College Blvd Santa Clara, CA
AMC Woodlands Square 3128 Tampa Rd Oldsmar, FL
Malverne Cinema 350 Hempstead Ave Malverne, NY
Cinema Village 22 E 12th St New York, NY
AMC Liberty Tree Mall 100 Independence Way Danvers, MA
AMC South Barrington 175 Studio Dr South Barrington, IL

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