Opening

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60% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
45% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
83% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

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20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
34% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

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—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
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56% Married: Season 1
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82% Satisfaction: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

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86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
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—— The League: Season 6
56% Legends: Season 1
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Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

City by the Sea Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's watchable. But the whole enterprise is something of a yawner, not exactly a ringing endorsement for the fall's first major drama.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 6, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

The final ten minutes is enough to extinguish my fire for the rest.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 4, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

An ambitious drama that never reaches any of its goals but has some watchable moments along the way.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 5, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A TV movie is still a TV movie, even if it's shown in theaters.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 5, 2002
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 2, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

A well-acted, but one-note film.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

September 6, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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I like everything about it except it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 6, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

...the maudlin way its story unfolds suggests a director fighting against the urge to sensationalize his material.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

September 9, 2002
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 5/10

September 9, 2002
Rebecca Murray
About.com

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: C+

December 17, 2002
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com

If the film had only bothered to take it up a few notches and buck the superficial confines of a flavorless crime saga, then this vehicle would have been a lot more appetizing in its zealous state.

Full Review Source: TheWorldJournal.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2002
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

...they missed the boat.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily

September 6, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Unfortunately the story and the actors are served with a hack script.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 5, 2002
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

...little more than a well-acted television melodrama shot for the big screen.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C

October 15, 2002
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

De Niro spars around the character, making occasional stabs at getting under the surface, but he never really inhabits the role.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

September 5, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

We're forced to watch DeNiro struggle to chew out some of the most painful dialogue ever written... It's downright heartbreaking.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 5, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It all seemed wasted like DeNiro's once promising career and the once grand Long Beach boardwalk.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

September 8, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a dark, brooding, depressing tale, unrelieved by the humor or irony the writer of a fictional story might have brought to the screen.

| Original Score: 5/10

February 6, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Well-acted, intelligent and honest, the film works too hard to be meaningful -- and it's never good to see a movie sweat.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

September 5, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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All movie long, City by the Sea swings from one approach to the other, but in the end, it stays in formula -- which is a waste of De Niro, McDormand and the other good actors in the cast.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 5, 2002
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

August 28, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 23, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Katrina Onstad
National Post
September 9, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 9, 2002
David Edelstein
NPR's Fresh Air
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November 16, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
January 11, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
January 25, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
September 9, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 9, 2002

FilmFour.com
January 16, 2003

Guardian
January 20, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
March 7, 2003

ComingSoon.net

September 20, 2003

FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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