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First We Take Brooklyn

First We Take Brooklyn is a movie starring Danny A. Abeckaser, AnnaLynne McCord, and Sasha Feldman. Serving a life sentence in one of Israel's toughest prisons, Mikki Levy never thought he'd ever see the light of day. But when's...

Other Titles
Brooklyn Guns, Zealous, La loi de Brooklyn, Brooklyn a miénk lesz
Running Time
1 hours 31 minutes
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Crime, Drama, Thriller
Danny A. Abeckaser
Danny A. Abeckaser, Jon Carlo
Danny A. Abeckaser, Sasha Feldman, Guri Weinberg, AnnaLynne McCord
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
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Serving a life sentence in one of Israel's toughest prisons, Mikki Levy never thought he'd ever see the light of day. But when's he's released early on a technicality, Mikki moves to New York hoping for a fresh start. Living with his uncle in Brooklyn, the harsh reality of life as an ex-con sets in and he gets dragged into a brutal turf war with the Russian mob, forcing him to revisit his dark past, and the survival skills he learned in prison. Mikki aggressively ascends the ranks of the underworld, but his tenacious drive may be the cause of his demise.

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Nicole Stanley

It's amazing to see how this movie made it to the big screen. Everything that I know about the Iraq war is shown in this film. While I would not consider this to be a political movie, I believe that if this film was ever made it would portray the conflict better. I believe that a film like this would be much more effective if it was made on a smaller budget. The acting was amazing, and the plot was interesting. The film was almost perfect in its presentation, and it didn't feel like it was being made to be a film, but to be a movie. I believe that this film would be much more effective if it was made on a much smaller budget. I was disappointed that I was not able to see a real scene from the film at the end. I believe that this movie is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who likes political films and movies about politics.

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Crystal F.

Went into this movie expecting a snore fest, but was pleasantly surprised. This is definitely one of the best movies I've seen this year. Definitely not for the squeamish. The cinematography is great, the direction is brilliant, the acting is superb and the writing is really well done. The performances really show that John Malkovich and Russell Crowe are truly some of the best actors of their generation. The direction, I think, is why the movie is so good. It's so good at setting up the characters and really telling their story. It gives you the feeling that the director knows exactly what he is doing and doesn't waste time on anything but the big picture. A really good job by all involved. It was a really great experience.

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Despite having only a few scenes and having only one major star, it is a riveting and memorable story. The best part is the performances and the story unfolds in a way that is truly awesome. The music is fabulous and the theme song by Van Halen is a fantastic and epic version of the song. The scenes of violence and criminal activity are well done, as well as the role of the FBI. Overall, a very entertaining film and one that I plan on adding to my DVD collection.

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Joshua Howell

After watching this film I was really moved by the director's strong focus on the conflict of the relationship between a criminal family and the street kids that surround them. That conflict plays a very important role in the film's entire narrative, and it is one of the film's strongest aspects. It is also a real eye-opener on the New York City housing market, and the way in which the people who own and run it are able to make a profit at the expense of all the others. It is a film about a family and the breakdown of their home and how it affects them, and I hope that more films of this caliber will be made about a similar issue. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about a political issue that is relevant in the current political climate. The characters in this film are all great, and you are given so much background to their life that you are left with a feeling of being part of it. I believe that we have an opportunity to take the time to talk to people in different situations, and that is what this film is all about.

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Carol Miller

Sidney Lumet has crafted a tense, realistic, and ultimately gripping thriller about a corrupt corporation, and the staff of a government agency. "We take Brooklyn" is the first of four books in his "Five Finger Death Punch" series, which centers on the characters of "Sidney Lumet's Five Finger Death Punch" (aka "The Death of Five Finger" trilogy), all of whom play an integral role in the rise of the company. This film, based on the novel "Five Finger Death Punch" by John Grisham, is a fantastic and thoroughly entertaining film, full of excellent and poignant performances. Among the performances are those of Amy Adams as a struggling actress who tries to leave the island she has been in for years and finds refuge in the company that the island used to be run by, and the film's star, Brad Pitt, who also stars as the corrupt corporation's executive. Their relationship, as the company continues to expand, is compelling and realistic. Even though the characters are obviously real people, the film is highly convincing and effective in conveying the film's message. At its core, "We Take Brooklyn" is about how corrupt corporations operate and how corrupt individuals can end up in the position of power. Overall, the film is highly entertaining and highly recommended.

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Katherine Castro

I love this movie, it's really cool and refreshing to see a film that is based on true events. We don't see the attacks and the attacks don't happen, but instead we are presented with the reality of the attacks and how the victims experienced it. The characters are really interesting and they portray a lot of emotions. The cinematography was very good, the film kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole film. All in all I think this is a very good film. It's very well-made, the characters are really engaging, the plot is well-written, and the story is actually interesting. If you want to see a good film with a realistic approach to the subject matter, see this film.

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One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Never a dull moment. Excellent direction and editing. The performances are outstanding. The story, not as exciting as in other movies of the same genre, but still very interesting and can be watched multiple times. If you like movies that makes you think and feel about what is happening in the world, this one is for you. A real treat for the whole family.

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Julia Fernandez

the film is a perfect balance of action, drama and social commentary. the film had some characters I really liked, but overall the film was excellent. the cast was great. the film kept me on the edge of my seat, the film made me think and got me to care about what was going to happen. I also have to give kjones a lot of credit for the cinematography in the film. the camera work was beautiful, as was the editing and the plot. I really recommend this film, you will not be disappointed.

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The movie reminded me of Reservoir Dogs when I saw it for the first time and it had some of the same elements. It is interesting to see how one single person can take over a gang and make it a household name. This is not an action movie, but a psychological study. I did like the characters and their personalities and the locations were well captured. I also thought the ending was awesome and the movie was a well-paced movie that should be watched.

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Kathy Little

As a political activist, I would have hoped that this film would have been better. As a film it's great, though. As a political statement it has to be better than most. It's a great statement about how we view the rich and the poor in the United States. The message is simple: The rich don't do what they are supposed to do, and the poor don't do what they are supposed to do. No matter how big the wealth is, the poor are treated as dirt, no matter what their situation is. The documentary spends most of the time on a factory floor, where the poor workers are working. It is very depressing to see that the poor have no respect for the rich. The director did a great job making the film look realistic. The work is depressing and depressing, but the director did an excellent job making the atmosphere of the film realistic. I think he succeeded in showing how the rich are treated in the United States. Overall I give this a 9/10, but I think the director should have included more footage of the factory. It would have been better if he showed how the workers are treated, rather than just showing the factory.

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Thomas S.

After the brilliant first movie, I went to see the second one. This is a film that doesn't really have a villain. The movie itself is a character piece. It's about what would happen if a lawless crime group gets its hands on a powerful weapon. The final showdown is a hard one. But that's what makes the movie great. The director Steven Soderbergh really pulls out all the stops. The acting is very good. The characters are really developed. The photography is very good. The color schemes and camerawork really do make you feel like you are there. I think that this is a very good film. It's not a masterpiece but it's really good. Go see it.

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Ryan Valdez

When I first heard of this film I thought it was too good to be true, however I was so impressed with the first 45 minutes that I wanted to see it again and again and again. If you are into thrillers or crime dramas, this is definitely a must see. I really enjoyed the film, it is well directed and interesting. The characters are believable and you want to know the outcome of the movie. When I first saw the trailer I thought that the film would be very predictable, however I was totally wrong. The first half of the film is very engaging and enjoyable and gives you the suspense. There is a lot of suspense in the film and it is well directed. There are so many plot twists that you are constantly wondering what is going to happen next. The second half of the film, when everything is revealed, is just amazing. You are just totally blown away by how good the director is. The director knows how to make an interesting movie, how to make you think and feel like you are right there in the movie, which I also loved. The director does a great job of directing the actors and gives them an amazing performance. This is definitely a film that you have to see. I think it is the best crime drama I have seen and I definitely recommend it.

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I don't usually comment on films I've seen, but I felt compelled to after seeing this film. The subject matter of black people being victims and the police being the saviors of the community has been a touchy subject, but this film is an eye opener. There is no way a viewer could ever forget the term "policeman" or any other racist term, but there are several examples of instances where the police (or any other authority figure) have shown a willingness to take action when called upon to do so. That doesn't happen often enough, and in this case it is very impressive. In addition to the extremely powerful themes this film presents, there are several scenes that are absolutely harrowing. I felt a sense of urgency as the movie was ending, and I kept waiting for the last few minutes to come. One of the most haunting scenes of all was when a black man had his head caved in by the black man's bat. This was so horrible that I couldn't help but laugh. Another scene that really sticks out in my mind is when a black man is lying in a pool of blood with his head stuck in the water. The scene was so realistic and very disturbing, I don't know how I can even begin to describe it. It was a scene that I won't forget for a very long time. The film is not without it's faults. One of the most glaring problems is the editing. Sometimes it is very obvious, sometimes it is not. The film has the look and feel of a documentary, but it is confusing at times. For example, the sequence where Mr. Rogers is talking to the black man about the dangers of racism, and the dialogue that he has with the black man is superimposed on the ground and on top of the black man's body. The editing is so bad that the lines are unintelligible and the film just feels like a bad documentary. The only thing that saves this film is the acting of the two lead actors, but they are not strong enough to carry this film. Still, despite the flaws, this film is an eye opener and one that I highly recommend. The first two minutes of the film is very powerful, and I was surprised that I felt compelled to write a review about it. Even if it's the only thing I ever write about a film.

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Raymond Valdez

This is the most realistic story about the need for freedom, justice, equality, and the need for a personal ethos. This movie can show us how to develop a philosophy that is independent of the ideology of any specific political party. I would recommend this movie to anyone with an open mind and a passion for justice.

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Timothy W.

This movie is both beautiful and heartbreaking. I'm still processing what I just watched. I love it! Great story and some great acting. The visuals are incredible. It is kind of a homage to films like "V for Vendetta" and "Le Transpercene".

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Donald C.

This is the kind of movie that makes you feel that it is really happening, which is what you really want to see. That's the movie in a nutshell. The movie takes a look at the 'underbelly' of New York City and its community that consists of petty thieves, petty criminals and various other people. When the NYPD decides to put a stop to this activity, the community begins to unite and fight back. The movie follows the exploits of the cops from the police station all the way to the street and the results are interesting and informative. I have to say that, in my opinion, it is the best movie on the subject of these so-called 'underbelly' people. I also have to mention that the acting is very good and believable. The way the characters react is very realistic and makes it very believable. I also really liked the fact that the movie didn't show the crimes in the community as being anything wrong and didn't glamorize the people involved. I was surprised by this since in most movies, in the last few years, the movie has really become a main focus of the viewer. The movie was very refreshing and an excellent example of how to make a movie. I'm hoping that this movie will be nominated for some awards and also the crowd will definitely get into this movie.

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Since I have seen this movie a couple of times I have to comment on it and think it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Not only that but it is so accurate. The storyline is so realistic and the characters so well thought of. It is just the way it is. I do not know how anyone can not relate to the characters in this film. This is definitely a movie that will appeal to anyone and anyone who likes a good story.

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I think this movie is so good that I could watch it 3 times in one day.I really hope that all the critics will give this movie 9 out of 10. And I think that it is so good because it shows us how a war of this magnitude is going on in Afghanistan, in this case a brotherly war between the Afghani people and the foreigners who are working in their country. The acting is amazing and the direction is perfect. My vote is 9/10. As a fan of the two actors I would say that they were great. This movie is just like "Saving Private Ryan" but with a darker feel and this is my favorite movie of all time.

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After seeing the preview for this movie I wasn't really sure what to expect. This was an interesting movie to say the least, but I was pretty much left with the impression that the movie was going to be a black comedy or something along those lines. After viewing the film I can say that this is definitely not the case. This is a gripping, gritty, and very intelligent movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat and not once feel like the movie is too slow or boring. The story moves along at a good pace, with plenty of tension, but also an appropriate amount of humor, which helps keep the movie interesting. The acting was very good. The entire cast did a very good job of showing a lot of emotion, but with a very realistic side to it. I thought the actors did an excellent job of showing the emotions of each character. Also, the director did a good job of creating some really great set pieces, from the very beginning of the movie all the way through the ending. Overall, this is definitely a movie to watch. It's not a very common type of movie, but if you get a chance to watch it, it will definitely be worth it.

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Phillip B.

I am not going to talk much about the plot, because I think it will be a spoiler to tell the plot. But I will say that this movie had a lot of moving parts. The interactions between the two principals were superb, the situations that unfolded were really well thought out, and the only thing that was really missing was a really big climactic scene. It's really tough to make a movie that is both intelligent and interesting in the same time. But I am happy to say that this movie delivered, it was both. If you are looking for a film that is both intelligent and interesting, then I recommend you this one. If you are looking for a film that will keep you guessing and looking for clues as to what is going to happen, then I would suggest you look elsewhere.

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Christina G.

The film is loosely based on the real-life events that happened in New York in 1971. There are plenty of dramatized shots of the graffiti that appeared on buildings and buildings that were taken over by the people that the police couldn't find. I was really happy that the director did not make the police and the army look stupid. It would have been easier to write about the '50's era, which was probably the worst period of the American civil rights movement. I think that the film did a good job portraying the people who were on the streets on that day and the effects of that night. I was hoping that they would have made a reference to the subject of the film, that police brutality had been the law of the land in the city in the 1970's, but the film didn't do that. I liked the depiction of the police as being in the dark about what was going on and not being able to do much to stop it. It was hard to figure out who was who and who was doing what, but it was understandable since there were only two police officers on the street at the time. I liked the fact that the film was not too preachy and was a film that you could just go with and enjoy it for what it was. My only real problem with the film was that it was not a big budget film. In the 1970's when I was growing up in New York, no one ever used their cell phones. A big screen TV would have been more practical. The city streets were completely devoid of a screen and the streets were well lit, making it difficult to see what was going on. This was the era where the urban riots were occurring. If there had been a screen, the people in the streets would have had a better picture of what was going on. They would have had to keep their eyes open for some of the actions they were seeing in the film. But the film was also very graphic. I am glad that it wasn't Hollywood in the 70's. It was better to have the police officers just stand there in the dark, watching people in the street and the police officers would have been in the dark. I also really liked the use of the term 'Reverse 'Reverse' when the police officers say the words 'I'm going to reverse' when they find a person who has been taken over by the people. This was my only problem with the film.

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Stephen Young

This is a pretty good film, but I feel that the ending could have been better, and the 'plot' could have been a lot better. As I am not a fan of the punk scene at the time, and don't really know how the police had to be so willing to use this method to catch them, I would have preferred something a bit more politically correct, especially since the police had a lot of issues with the music scene at the time. If you're into this type of film then I highly recommend it, but it is not as good as it could have been. There's also a bit too much action and violence, it is hard to take a film this seriously.