Coastlines (2006)



Critic Consensus: Coastlines features solid lead performances, but is hindered by an unconvincing love triangle and scattered direction. Not up to the standard of Victor Nunez's previous directorial efforts.

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Victor Nuñez's Coastlines centers on Sonny (Timothy Olyphant), who is returning home after his release from prison. When he asks for money owed to him by local crime boss Fred Vance (William Forsythe), Vance responds by blowing up Sonny's home (causing the death of Sonny's father). Sonny moves in with old friends Dave and Ann (Josh Brolin and Sarah Wynter), even though Dave is now a policeman. Ann, who has grown bored by her husband's conversion from wild man to cop, begins an affair with Sonny. Nuñez wrote this script before his breakthrough films Ruby in Paradise and Ulee's Gold, but directed it after making those movies. Coastlines was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
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Josh Lucas
as Eddie Vance
William Forsythe
as Fred Vance
Robert Wisdom
as Bob Johnson
Daniel von Bargen
as Sheriff Tate
Blake Lindsley
as Redhead in Bar
Karen S. Gregan
as Lady in Red
Gregory R. Jones
as Ambulance Attendant
Jennie Stringfellow
as Fred Vance's Secretary
Bob Martin
as Preacher
Rachel Plotkin
as Blonde in Bar
Jay S. Pearson
as Paramedic
Aaron Stephens
as Patrick
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Critic Reviews for Coastlines

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (15)

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

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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

July 13, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The talent is still there, the film better than most. It just needs less crime, more love.

July 13, 2006
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Keeps you entertained throughout its two hours, which says a lot about Nunez's storytelling.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A skeeter noir bogged down in the unconvincing pulp of a melodrama without conviction.

Full Review… | June 16, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Proves that while Ulee's Gold was an exceptional movie, it wasn't a fluke. Nuñez just needs to search past the Panhandle for fresh material.

Full Review… | June 16, 2006
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Coastlines


What movie starring Josh Brolin, Timothy Olyphant, and Josh Lucas could be bad?? I'll tell you: this one. Slow. Boring. Pointless...I had a very hard time staying awake.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

eh. i guess thats all I can really say. It was just a huge circle where the end really made no sense.

Christie Brandt
Christie Brandt

Brant from the Goonies (Josh Brolin) was pretty good in this movie. Timothy Olyphant has the same stupid stare he has in every movie. Sarah Wynter goes from super hot emotionally, back to cold, and once again back to hot for her husband which made that part of the film pretty unbelievable..... But the movie was still worth a look!

Gregory Leetz
Gregory Leetz

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