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

Opening

57% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
60% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Coastlines Reviews

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The third entry lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts.

July 13, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile