City by the Sea Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 14817

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 40

Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/2002

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Actors: Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, Anson Mount

Plot: A New York City Homicide Detective investigates the murder of a drug pusher where his own drug addicted son is the prime suspect.

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Rating of
1/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/29/2011

Dull & boring up until the part where Gina dropped her kid off with Robert Deniro then it got kinda interesting even though the movie was about over & then it was back to dull & boring again.It's a shame because what could've been a good movie turns out to be a dud

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Yojimbo
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Rating of
2/4

"City By The Sea" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 05/19/2012

Long Island detective Robert DeNiro relives his past when his estranged son becomes a murder suspect. An above par cast bolsters an otherwise run of the mill cop thriller cum family drama that fails to deliver on both counts. The drama side of things is far too soapy, with McDormand having little to do except make two dimensional moralisations and the thriller is superficial and contains some real flaws in logic. The cast keeps it watchable however; Franco is suitably downtrodden as the junkie son, but seeing a mulleted, pot-bellied and jumper clad DeNiro deliver a dewy-eyed, cliche riddled speech about second chances is quite embarrassing considering the power and intensity we all know he's capable of. Add to this uninspired direction and the result is far too cliched and simplistic to …

The M.O.W.
The M.O.W.
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Rating of
3/4

This one is worth taking a look at

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008

New York City homicide detective "Vincent LaMarca" (Robert De Niro) investigates the murder of a drug pusher -- and the prime suspect is his own drug addicted, estranged son (James Franco). However, he's not the only one who wants his son.

This is one of the best acted movies I've seen. Nearly every actor did a really good job. The only problem is that some of the characters were in it less than they should have been in my opinion.

De Niro and especially Franco have the best performances in this movie. You can actually sense the rift between the two. You can also feel the inner struggle of Franco's character as he battles drug addiction.

The visuals are not that spectacular. The scenes that are actually filmed in NYC don't use the metropolis to its advantage. Another problem …

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