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
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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

Empire Magazine
June 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Matthew Turner
January 11, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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.
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 25, 2002
The ending is quite refreshing, as a movie that has contrasted the past and the present optimistically looks ahead to the future.
| Original Score: 4/5
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
September 17, 2002
The burden falls upon the exceptionally fine cast to infuse the familiar material with emotional truth and a sense of urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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Sydney Morning Herald
March 7, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 25, 2003

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Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
January 11, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 23, 2002
Top Critic
David Edelstein
NPR's Fresh Air
November 16, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
September 9, 2002
Katrina Onstad
National Post
September 9, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
September 9, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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