City by the Sea Reviews

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January 4, 2013
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.
December 6, 2005
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
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.'
December 17, 2002
December 8, 2002
October 15, 2002
...little more than a well-acted television melodrama shot for the big screen.
October 4, 2002
The final ten minutes is enough to extinguish my fire for the rest.
October 2, 2002
September 26, 2002
A compendium of clichs about fathers and sons.
September 17, 2002
a provocative and gutsy thriller, yet it's hard to escape the feeling that it brings up far more issues ... than it can possibly deal with
September 17, 2002
A standard police-oriented drama that, were it not for De Niro's participation, would have likely wound up a TNT Original.
September 15, 2002
September 14, 2002
The material and the production itself are little more than routine.
September 13, 2002
A meandering gabfest.
September 10, 2002
By no means dreadful, but too much an exercise in generic cop movie to be genuinely involving. DeNiro deserves better from a film and DeNiro's audience deserves better from him.
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