• R, 1 hr. 59 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Victor Nuņez
    In Theaters:
    May 31, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 6, 2007
  • IFC Films

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Coastlines Reviews

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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It's flawed but no less fascinating for its mood of simmering tension on the fringes of the American dream.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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The third entry lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts.

July 13, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The talent is still there, the film better than most. It just needs less crime, more love.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2006
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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Keeps you entertained throughout its two hours, which says a lot about Nunez's storytelling.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 23, 2006
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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A skeeter noir bogged down in the unconvincing pulp of a melodrama without conviction.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Proves that while Ulee's Gold was an exceptional movie, it wasn't a fluke. Nuņez just needs to search past the Panhandle for fresh material.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 16, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The stuff of pulp, seriously at odds with what the writer-director has always done best. That is, show the inner workings of people, their needs, their fears, their small dreams.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 9, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Nunez's fans will appreciate his ability to evoke a palpable atmosphere. But there's just not enough spark in his scorched setting.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Nunez's multidimensional character development, with fine performances by Olyphant, Brolin, Wynter and Angela Bettis as one of Sonny's old flames, lends weight to the schematic plot points.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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[The love triangle] plays more like canned heat than blazing inferno...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

May 31, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's a heartfelt movie that could have used a zigzaggier undercurrent, though Olyphant, in the sort of role that Paul Newman used to swagger through, has a star's easy command.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

May 31, 2006
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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As they say, two out of three ain't bad, and we look forward to more winners by Nunez.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 31, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Sometimes it's best to leave those old scripts in the trunk, a view borne out by Coastlines,a melodramatic step backward for writer-director Victor Nunez after his last two pictures.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Enough of the ingredients for a sultry downscale noir are in place in Coastlines, that once the film turns perversely goody-good, it leaves you feeling vaguely disgruntled.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

May 30, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Nuņez's idea of the characters' ordinariness translates to flavorlessness, and he lights and shoots his scenes with a high schooler's care, often not even bothering to match up sight lines.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 30, 2006
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