City by the Sea - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

City by the Sea Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Ambitious, improbable and very violent cop drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a shame that the source material and filmmakers manage to waste all the talented actors in this project.
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2008
The film ends up as shallow as the thankless love interest role Frances McDormand somehow agreed to play here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
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.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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.
| Original Score: B-
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 7, 2003
O Último Suspeito ganha força ao também funcionar em uma esfera adicional: a do drama familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...A showcase for excellent acting by some older, established performers and also some newer faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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.
| Original Score: 5/10
Paul Arendt
January 16, 2003
'Yet another exhausted Robert De Niro cop vehicle.'
David Poland
Hot Button
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.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Seeing De Niro back in drama is the high point of this uneven, fact-based film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
I hate wastefulness, and I'm sorry to say that this film wastes everything -- fine actors, an intriguing story, and viewers' time.
Luis Martinez
October 18, 2002
City by the sea es un recorrido por los vericuetos emocionales emanados de las malas relaciones padre-hijo y sus consecuencias
| Original Score: 8
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 15, 2002
...little more than a well-acted television melodrama shot for the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nev Pierce
October 7, 2002
Sombre, unpretentious and quietly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 5, 2002
...worth checking out for the performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 4, 2002
The final ten minutes is enough to extinguish my fire for the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 30, 2002
For me, acting rarely makes or breaks a movie, but there's so much heart invested in the characters at the centre of this film that I found myself captivated, for just a while, by the troubles of those people up on the screen.
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