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By The Sea Reviews

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August 27, 2019
About the technical level there is nothing bad to say, the film is quite stimulating in terms of video and audio. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 29, 2018
The chemistry between Brad and Angelina is killer. It palpable and obvious it is from beyond the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
August 30, 2018
It's a shame because we know what they're going for, that French Italian new wave idiom but they never get there. It approaches the artistic heights, but no cigar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2017
Cutting, provocative, introspective and wickedly astute, the elegant art-house melodrama juxtaposes beauty with the ugliness of the institution [of marriage].
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2017
From the moment our gilded couple hove into view in one of the most beautiful cars ever made -- a convertible Citroën DS -- I have to say I rather warmed to it, despite its obvious lack of commerciality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2017
The message reached by the end of the film is worth the wait, as long as you're willing to ponder the meaning after the final scene.
August 18, 2016
Thankfully, Jolie Pitt the director is in much better form; and as ponderous, maybe even pretentious, as some of this might be, there was never a moment where I wanted to look away from the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2016
There is no doubt that this drama is a half-hour too long and slow-moving, but Jolie and Pitt do some of their best work in scenes here -- and they don't hold back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 14, 2016
For those of you who complain about the multiplex offering nothing of substance for adult audiences, this is a grand opportunity for you to put your money where your mouth is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2016
There's something unshakable about it, and something remarkable about the fact that it exists at all.
April 9, 2016
A weird, austere, picturesque, wannabe art film that ticks most of the boxes it's trying to tick and manages not to bore for most of its running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2016
The film establishes a game of desire and envy that's transmitted to perfection with the somber, almost gloomy atmosphere of its images. Definitely a movie that's really ambitious, in both a good and bad sense. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 31, 2016
Beneath its glossy exterior, there's a surprisingly poignant and an alluring drama behind Angelina Jolie's By the Sea; one that discusses the subjects of love, marriage and loss in the most unconventional of ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2016
The conclusions Jolie reaches are admirable, though her roadmap is sometimes muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 11, 2016
A mature, self-assured look at a marriage. Jolie-Pitt's skill at directing continues and BY THE SEA should not be dismissed as a "favor" movie.
December 31, 2015
It's a fascinating experiment, and proof that Jolie truly has directorial chops and an extraordinary eye for imagery.
December 24, 2015
A voyeur's delight featuring Jolie and Pitt cast against type as pervy Peeping Toms ogling another couple.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2015
Jolie is aiming for an intimate Cassavetes-style exploration of emotion. Sometimes she gets there.
| Original Score: B
December 13, 2015
Beneath the elegant angst Jolie Pitt appears to be playing a teasingly revelatory game with her own celebrity persona and the public's voracious gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2015
As a director, writer and performer, Angelina Jolie-Pitt has finally come into her own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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