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.
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.
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.
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 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.
August 26, 2016
The Sea of Trees does not work.
August 26, 2016
A "thoughtful" movie that belabors its ideas and themes to the point of silliness.
August 26, 2016
The Sea of Trees uses depression, cancer and suicide as manipulative devices to tug at heartstrings instead of offering insight into the human condition.
August 25, 2016
A numinous meditation on grief that's more likely to inspire laughter than tears.
August 25, 2016
[A] soggy mess of a movie ...
August 25, 2016
McConaughey and Watts seem to be reading from a tired script of unhappy, protracted matrimony. The dialogue feels rehearsed, and not in a good way.
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