On Chesil Beach Reviews

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June 7, 2018
That this likeable young couple won't be able to get past their problem will not come as a surprise to fans of McEwan, though the way that he and director Dominic Cooke present it evokes our empathy.
June 4, 2018
"On Chesil Beach" is PBS-tasteful in its approach, but its power rests in a restraint that makes what it builds to all the more moving.
June 1, 2018
What had been impossibly sweet becomes simply impossible, and old-fashioned mores prove unsuited to the task of navigating the emotional morass.
June 1, 2018
"On Chesil Beach" clumsily deals with the issues it addresses.
May 25, 2018
What a prestigious, understated, classy inducement to take a nap.
May 24, 2018
There's splendid acting across the board and assured direction by Cooke, a stage veteran making his feature debut...
May 24, 2018
What worked on the page, more or less, struggles on screen...
May 24, 2018
If you think this is just another exercise in arthouse cinema, you're in for a surprise.
May 24, 2018
This is seriously depressing stuff. But good! Really. Don't let the downbeat vibe scare you off. Much.
May 24, 2018
The filmmakers and their charmingly sympathetic leads leave us with a picture of connubial needs and desires which, while maybe improbable, conjures up all the absorbing wistfulness of a classic weepie.
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