The Sea Reviews

July 6, 2017
Though handsomely photographed and featuring a compelling cast, the Ireland-set memory piece ... will leave audiences wondering how much more satisfying the muted drama might be on the page.
July 6, 2017
As grief-porn goes, The Sea washes up closer to Every Thing Will Be Fine than Louder Than Bombs.
April 25, 2014
Ciarn Hinds engages in some pointlessly dour Irish brooding at the beach.
April 22, 2014
What we have is a 90-minute mood piece, then, which is all well and good. But 90 minutes is still a long time to be caught in a depressive undertow.
April 20, 2014
A lugubriously literary affair.
April 18, 2014
Stick with the book.
April 18, 2014
The characters do a lot of crying; viewers are more likely to giggle.
April 17, 2014
Despite Ciarn Hinds' best efforts, The Sea is a dull-as-dishwater melodrama.
April 16, 2014
John Banville reduces his Booker prizewinner to jumbled pound-shop Proustisms.
June 26, 2013
It's the sort of thing that can play out well in prose, but ends up being dreadfully dull on film.