Manchester by the Sea Reviews

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February 13, 2020
Manchester by the Sea is one of the best films of the year. It's cathartic, and it reminds us that even in the dark waters of grief, we're never truly alone.
January 28, 2020
The writer/director doesn't avoid the leg work and turns those minor indignities of everyday life into representations of inner turmoil.
January 24, 2020
Despite the misery involved in this highly-emotional film, the finely-tuned script, along with outstanding performances, is reason enough to see this...
December 7, 2019
Manchester by the Sea will restore your faith in the movies.
November 14, 2019
Manchester by the Sea is a deeply affecting drama with a captivating turn by Casey Affleck.
October 3, 2019
Though it sometimes settles into a monotonous dead zone, Manchester by the Sea is an exacting familial drama, rigidly held in place by a commendable supporting cast and what stands as Casey Affleck's most generous performance to date.
September 30, 2019
Even if Manchester were not so technically accomplished and beautifully acted, it would still stand as a unique work, simply because you get the ineffable sense that the director has experienced himself what he's depicting on screen
September 14, 2019
It's stunning, and Casey Affleck will just break your heart into splinters.
August 16, 2019
Its visual modesty conveys the feeling that the director protects his characters, respecting their pain by diverting their eyes and giving them some space. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 13, 2019
Lucas Hedges buoys up every scene he's in. And in a compact but explosive role, Michelle Williams brings the whole movie to a standstill with one devastating scene.
August 5, 2019
Manchester maintains a masterful balance of tragedy and humor.
June 4, 2019
Takes us to a place that few films have ever gone, with a depth and maturity that is a rare commodity in modern cinema.
May 24, 2019
Manchester by the Sea is pretentious but fantastic performances and a realistic depiction of what grief really looks like elevates this above the normal Oscar bait.
May 4, 2019
Manchester by the Sea is a visceral cinematic experience and a beautiful accomplishment.
March 30, 2019
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA may not have the neat resolution you want, but it features tangible characters whose lives you want to be a part of and an unforgettable experience that's rich with all of life's pain and joy.
March 21, 2019
If you can handle it, the end experience is worth it.
March 9, 2019
Manchester by the Sea is at once hilarious and tragic without ever feeling in conflict with itself.
February 13, 2019
Manchester by the Sea is powerful stuff. No emotional punches are pulled; the blows landed on Lee land just as heavily on the audience.
February 5, 2019
The cinematography captures the setting exquisitely, the performances are top-notch, and the directing and writing, both courtesy of Kenneth Lonergan, is a marvel to behold.
January 23, 2019
Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea pulls you in gently and it's soberly absorbing.
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