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.
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.
April 15, 2014
The film can't match the novel's elegant, startlingly excellent Booker-Prize-winning writing, but the cast is first-class.
Top Critic
July 4, 2013
This good, middlebrow adaptation ... sacrifices much of the novel's structural intricacy for Masterpiece-style emotional accessibility.