112 mins
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Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) leads this romance set in the 1950s as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman... More

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Brooklyn | Ratings & Reviews

"Seeking independence, young Irish woman Ellis (Saoirse Ronan) emigrates to 1950s New York, where she secretly marries. Returning to Ireland to care for her mother, Ellis encounters a new romance, and inner conflict: should she return to her Big Apple husband, or remain with her Irish family and newfound love?"

Flicks, Adam FrescoFlicks

"Fills a niche in which the studios once specialized, using a well-read and respected novel as the grounds for a tenderly observed tearjerker."


"Colm Tóibín’s bitter-sweet novel of the Irish expat experience brought impeccably to the screen by Crowley and Hornby, with Saoirse Ronan excelling herself in the leaf."

Total FilmTotal Film

"As broad as it is charming, Brooklyn is an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon drama told with rare pluck and humor."

Time OutTime Out

"Ms. Ronan uses everything - her posture, her eyebrows, her breath, her teeth, her pores - to convey a process of change that is both seismic and subtle."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Without Ronan's performance, Brooklyn might have left a sugary taste. But she is the ingredient that brings everything together: her calm poise anchors almost every scene and every shot."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Provides the feeling of being lifted into a different world altogether, so transporting is the film’s sense of time and place and social mores."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"The film should satisfy those who love the book as well as newcomers."


"Unashamedly romantic and achieved with a beautifully subtle, old-fashioned elegance, it's a graceful coming-of-age tale ripe for awards."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Brooklyn | Details

Award winner
Outstanding British Film winner at the 2016 BAFTA Awards
12A, infrequent strong language, moderate sex
Drama, Romance
Country of origin
Ireland, UK, Canada