The Sea Reviews

August 23, 2018
The stalwart talents involved bolster this drama.
January 28, 2016
The Sea, depending on your arthouse cinema stance, is either wonderfully languid, self-indulgent torture, or just plain bloody torture.
April 23, 2014
Though a flawed piece of cinema, The Sea marks a quite promising debut for Brown, as a film that certainly stays with you long after the credits roll.
April 21, 2014
We are always striving for inner worlds that, expressed fully on the page, remain stubbornly inaccessible to the camera.
April 18, 2014
The film, evocatively shot by John Conroy and with a haunting score by Andrew Hewitt, moves gracefully between periods in its protagonist's life and captures his sense of yearning and loss.
April 17, 2014
Shot with some verve on the coast of south east Ireland, it's a handsome and painstaking effort, though rarely one which breathes independently as a film.
April 16, 2014
Nobly acted and always reaching for a dreamlike resonance, The Sea is an adaptation of John Banville's Man Booker Prize-winning novel - he also wrote the screenplay.
April 15, 2014
The film can't match the novel's elegant, startlingly excellent Booker-Prize-winning writing, but the cast is first-class.
April 14, 2014
[Hinds] carries it easily, but it's impossible to escape the sense that Banville's work is best experienced on paper.
Top Critic
July 4, 2013
This good, middlebrow adaptation ... sacrifices much of the novel's structural intricacy for Masterpiece-style emotional accessibility.