Down the Shore
Down the Shore (2013)

Set on the Jersey shore, the lives of three childhood friends begin to unravel when a secret from their past is revealed.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The director, Harold Guskin, and writer, Sandra Jennings, show admirable patience in letting the story unspool, and the actors reward them.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Costa brings a nice, lived-in sexiness to the evocatively shot setting, and Gandolfini settles into his character with extraordinary skill and sensitivity.

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Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered

In terms of pace, Down the Shore walks a very narrow line between deliberate and utterly languid, but there are just enough strong performances and intriguing (if messy) dynamics to make it work.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

None of it hangs together - particularly as the film heads into his final third, and you realize director Harold Guskin and screenwriter Sandra Jennings don't have a clue as to how to wrap things up.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out New York

Brando-wheezing Gandolfini never slums it, but there's still no shaking the sense that a pro has shown up for amateur hour.

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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

A small-scale, working-class character study that's never quite as nuanced and dramatic as it aspires to be.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

Gandolfini and Janssen dance a delicate minuet around one another, pacing out a slow, quiet revelation of the shared past that has paralyzed their wills to happiness and change.

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Stephanie Carrie
Village Voice

Any moments of honesty are immediately drowned out by a blast of heartfelt tunes that assure you the scene you've been watching was significant.

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Gabe Toro
The Playlist

An actors' showcase melodrama that captures [small town New Jersey] as a prison where characters are doomed to serve penance for sins of the past.

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