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The House by the Sea takes an unhurried approach to its varied themes -- and rewards viewers' patience with a solidly well-acted character-driven drama. Read critic reviews

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Three siblings gather by their father's side for his last days.

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Critic Reviews for The House by the Sea

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  • It's beautifully done. Perfectly balanced. Always compassionate.

    January 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's well-meaning and the naturalistic performances are persuasive. But there's a certain rheumatic stiffness to the writing, which treads rather heavily as it negotiates themes that would benefit from a lighter step.

    January 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A languorous look at family and modernity that only just manages to give each their due.

    January 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • However well-intentioned and well-crafted, there is something self-regarding and stagey in its narrative contrivances.

    January 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Anyone who enjoys classic French art house drama will find plenty to relish here.

    January 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Challenging the truism that you can never go home, this doesn't entirely integrate its political subtext. But the storylines are involving, the setting is picturesque and the performances are impeccable.

    January 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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