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United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland · 2015
Rated PG-13 · 1h 51m
Director John Crowley
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent
Genre Drama, Romance

Eilis Lacey, a young Irishwoman, emigrates to the US in the early 1950s to find employment. After she starts to build a life for herself there, family obligations call her back to her hometown and she must choose where she wants to forge her future.

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What are people saying?

Elsa Bauerdick Profile picture for Elsa Bauerdick

Absolutely delightful. This story is heartbreakingly real even to this day for people who have to choose between their new country and their old. Ellis is played wonderfully by Saoirse Ronan, and the cinematography is absolutely beautiful.

Meagen Tajalle Profile picture for Meagen Tajalle

Every performance in this film is pitch perfect, and the screenplay is incredibly well-balanced with just enough joy and just enough sorrow to make the viewing experience captivating and rewarding.

Megan Rochlin Profile picture for Megan Rochlin

Saoirse Ronan is, as always, excellent. The film as a whole is heartbreaking, and sweet, and delightful all at once.

Nina Gallagher Profile picture for Nina Gallagher

Brooklyn is a really lovely and touching film that follows Ellis Lacey's journey from Ireland to America. This film includes one of Saoirse Ronan's best performances, with her heart broken by loss and torn between the comfort of home and the hope and possibilities of a new environment.

What are critics saying?


IndieWire by

Brooklyn showcases a number of appealing ingredients, but ultimately lacks an adequate story to prop them up.


Time Out by Joshua Rothkopf

The movement of the story—from wrenching homesickness to blooming confidence and a smile on one’s stroll to work—elevates the movie into universal urban poetry.


The Guardian by Peter Bradshaw

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.


Variety by Peter Debruge

A robust romantic drama, rich in history and full of emotion, Brooklyn fills a niche in which the studios once specialized, using a well-read and respected novel as the grounds for a tenderly observed tearjerker.


The Playlist by Rodrigo Perez

A heartbreaking and poignant story about choices, country, commitments, sacrifice, and love, Brooklyn is a superb, luminous, and bittersweet portrayal of who we are, where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and the places we call home.


The Telegraph by Tim Robey

The star of Brooklyn is Fiona Weir – not a person who appears on screen at any stage, but the woman who cast it.


The Hollywood Reporter by Todd McCarthy

Classily and classically crafted in the best sense by director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby, this superbly acted romantic drama is set in the early 1950s and 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.

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