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By The Sea Reviews

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January 16, 2019
Nothing ever truly sizzles. The result is a film that is very flat, and easily forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 17, 2017
The result is an uneven film that tests viewers' patience as holes in the narrative are filled with unhappy stares and beauty shots of the Maltese coastline...
February 13, 2018
Jolie appears to have spent more time picking out lingerie and arranging it in silk and satin than writing the script or even trying to get her husband to act
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
By the Sea is a hard watch in a lot of ways, not because the subject matter is difficult to watch unfold, but because the slow-going plot and sparsely-used dialogue will make you impatiently awaiting the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 10, 2017
This movie would have been a lot better if it weren't so concerned with being beautiful or important.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 10, 2016
Jolie-Pitt, as director, is wading into the territory of Antonioni's bourgeois disaffection... But it takes much more than this to make art out of inertia.
April 26, 2016
By The Sea is not exempt of merit, but it's accosted by that commonly made critique that is never quite as clear as it is here: It's preoccupied with style over substance. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 10, 2018
It's touching, but it doesn't save the result from becoming anembarrassment.
March 2, 2016
Despite Angelina Jolie challenging herself as a director, she still lacks experience when it comes to develop ideas and imprinting them perfectly into an apparently soulless script. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 10, 2015
A Sheltering Sky-lite romantic travelogue that, despite its two leads, lacks any real spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 4, 2016
Irrelevant and a failed attempt to imitate several forms of classical art cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 31, 2015
The third film by Angelina Jolie-Pitt shows us her vulnerable side as a filmmaker, but it's really not something that creates an impact on you. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 12, 2015
By the Sea is little more than a passing notion, a suggestion of a film that ought to have been a lot better than it was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 13, 2015
Watching By the Sea is like being trapped in Vanessa's beautiful, depressingly empty room. The quick glimpses of something more exciting only make it that much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 24, 2015
By the Sea is a fascinating mess.
November 24, 2015
By the Sea, the third directorial effort by Angelina Jolie, feels like nothing more than a self-indulgent vanity project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 5, 2017
It's clear that [Director] Jolie-Pitt is going to take her time to develop the plot. Also, that the story itself is small. [Full review in Spanish]
January 11, 2016
A simple romantic drama that looses strenght as it advances. [Full review in Spanish]
November 12, 2015
By the Sea is a movie full of self-pity and self-loathing, and asks those watching it to care for characters which the movie itself doesn't care for, or care to explore, in the slightest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.3/10
November 12, 2015
While lack of communication is a real issue faced in many long-term relationships (although Jolie insists the movie isn't based on her own marriage), it doesn't make for compelling filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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