The Sea of Trees Reviews

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September 30, 2020
This schlocky dud from the trailblazing American auteur remains a hard pill to swallow, even for fans of the trio of notable actors headlining.
September 22, 2020
Part of the wonder of The Sea of Trees is that Van Sant refuses to ever actually define the journey for his characters or for his audience.
August 28, 2020
The underwhelming script for The Sea of Trees keeps weighing down McConaughey's performance as well as the rest of the movie.
July 11, 2020
I'm not saying it's great, but it's not terrible either.
August 14, 2019
Drama about life-changing journey; suicide, mature themes.
August 6, 2018
Filmmaker Gus Van Sant certainly does an effective job of initially luring the viewer into the deliberately-paced picture...
January 10, 2018
The interest that once greeted every new Gus Van Sant film has been evaporating for some years now. And this latest movie, which can aptly be termed pathetic, only strengthens that feeling.
October 14, 2017
This script is so fundamentally flawed I can't imagine anyone wanting to produce it.
August 21, 2017
It's only 110 minutes long but drags on for what seems like a lifetime.
December 27, 2016
It's sappy, and in no way original.
November 30, 2016
A sumptuous, rewarding experience. "The Sea of Trees" is quietly mesmerizing and exceedingly wise, understanding there is profundity in every direction one gazes.
September 9, 2016
A perilous adventure in which (McConaughey) stumbles over symbols, like rocks in his path, and steps on allegories, which crack like twigs under his feet.
September 7, 2016
If you look past the surface, dig deeper and trust its mysterious, supernatural mission, it could make for one of the most emotional experiences you'll have at the movies this year.
September 2, 2016
... a muddled and relentlessly downbeat examination of marriage and mortality that's more pretentious than profound.
September 2, 2016
Van Sant seems unsure of what kind of movie he's making or what he's trying to say. It's best to just enjoy the scenery and look the other way.
September 1, 2016
No wonder Watts rules the movie. She's playing the only remotely sympathetic character; the men seem consumed by grief and guilt and platitudes.
August 31, 2016
The Sea of Trees is an emotionally inauthentic and narratively confounding mess that fails to ring a true moment despite the prestigious team behind it
August 31, 2016
A morbid soap opera that's overlong and dramatically undernourished.
August 29, 2016
Sea Of Trees is the best movie about Aokigahara yet, but considering the competition, that's still not saying much.
August 29, 2016
The Sea of Trees isn't the worst movie of the year, but it certainly isn't for lack of trying.
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