City by the Sea Reviews

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January 4, 2013
December 22, 2010
Ambitious, improbable and very violent cop drama.
April 29, 2009
It's a shame that the source material and filmmakers manage to waste all the talented actors in this project.
December 28, 2008
The film ends up as shallow as the thankless love interest role Frances McDormand somehow agreed to play here.
August 7, 2008
July 2, 2008
Filmmaker Micahel Caton-Jones serves up an edgy drama filled with tragically flawed characters portrayed by Robert De Niro, James Franco and Frances MacDormand.
December 6, 2005
January 15, 2005
Caton-Jones ... understands that this story is not about how all the details work out, but about one man's heart and his slow awakening to moral responsibility.
October 7, 2004
January 6, 2004
If Rebel Without a Cause were told from the father's perspective, the result would probably be something like City by the Sea.
June 26, 2003
We watch an esteemed actor discovering new nuances. In turn, it's a sublime reminder of the qualities that made Robert De Niro great, not a gimmick.
June 22, 2003
June 19, 2003
It doesn't help that much of City by the Sea plays so precisely lock step in the same order as so many other policiers. It's difficult to muster up much excitement as the film lurches to its pre-ordained conclusion.
May 20, 2003
May 7, 2003
O ltimo Suspeito ganha fora ao tambm funcionar em uma esfera adicional: a do drama familiar.
February 8, 2003
...A showcase for excellent acting by some older, established performers and also some newer faces.
February 6, 2003
...a dark, brooding, depressing tale, unrelieved by the humor or irony the writer of a fictional story might have brought to the screen.
January 16, 2003
'Yet another exhausted Robert De Niro cop vehicle.'
January 11, 2003
January 7, 2003
A tough film that works better as a gripping character study than as a movie, but still is well worth the time.
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