By The Sea Reviews

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April 5, 2019
By the Sea is a hard watch in a lot of ways, not because the subject matter is difficult to watch unfold, but because the slow-going plot and sparsely-used dialogue will make you impatiently awaiting the end.
January 17, 2019
Nothing ever truly sizzles. The result is a film that is very flat, and easily forgettable.
May 1, 2018
Jolie appears to have spent more time picking out lingerie and arranging it in silk and satin than writing the script or even trying to get her husband to act
May 1, 2018
Along the way, it lost itself, turning into something that is neither here or there. It is a film that is as confused as its barren characters.
January 11, 2018
It's touching, but it doesn't save the result from becoming anembarrassment.
December 5, 2017
It's clear that [Director] Jolie-Pitt is going to take her time to develop the plot. Also, that the story itself is small. [Full review in Spanish]
October 18, 2017
The result is an uneven film that tests viewers' patience as holes in the narrative are filled with unhappy stares and beauty shots of the Maltese coastline...
August 21, 2017
So it's a misfire, but one that springs from a deeply felt place.
January 10, 2017
This movie would have been a lot better if it weren't so concerned with being beautiful or important.
July 10, 2016
Might truly be the most narcissistic vanity project of all time.
May 10, 2016
Jolie-Pitt, as director, is wading into the territory of Antonioni's bourgeois disaffection... But it takes much more than this to make art out of inertia.
April 26, 2016
By The Sea is not exempt of merit, but it's accosted by that commonly made critique that is never quite as clear as it is here: It's preoccupied with style over substance. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 6, 2016
An emphasis on superficial gloss and prettiness suggest that this is a vanity project driven by Jolie the actress, rather than a serious attempt by Jolie the director.
March 2, 2016
Despite Angelina Jolie challenging herself as a director, she still lacks experience when it comes to develop ideas and imprinting them perfectly into an apparently soulless script. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 11, 2016
This is one of those films where not much happens at a very slow pace. There is some nice scenery in the film. It looks like a good vacation spot. The film? Not much to it.
January 11, 2016
A simple romantic drama that looses strenght as it advances. [Full review in Spanish]
January 4, 2016
Irrelevant and a failed attempt to imitate several forms of classical art cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
January 1, 2016
I couldn't warm to it, yet there's some admiration for Jolie Pitt, obstinately attempting an intimate art movie in the jaws of commercial Hollywood.
December 31, 2015
The third film by Angelina Jolie-Pitt shows us her vulnerable side as a filmmaker, but it's really not something that creates an impact on you. [Full review in Spanish]
December 15, 2015
It left me puzzled at what does all this artifice mean.
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