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Coastlines Reviews

July 28, 2006
It's flawed but no less fascinating for its mood of simmering tension on the fringes of the American dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 13, 2006
The third entry lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts.
July 13, 2006
The talent is still there, the film better than most. It just needs less crime, more love.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2006
Keeps you entertained throughout its two hours, which says a lot about Nunez's storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2006
A skeeter noir bogged down in the unconvincing pulp of a melodrama without conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2006
[The love triangle] plays more like canned heat than blazing inferno...
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 31, 2006
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 | Original Score: B
May 31, 2006
As they say, two out of three ain't bad, and we look forward to more winners by Nunez.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 30, 2006
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.
May 30, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 30, 2006
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.