Down the Shore
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"The director, Harold Guskin, and writer, Sandra Jennings, show admirable patience in letting the story unspool, and the actors reward them."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Costa brings a nice, lived-in sexiness to the evocatively shot setting, and Gandolfini settles into his character with extraordinary skill and sensitivity."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Simon Brookfield, We Got This Covered
"Down the Shore suggests what might happen if TBS and Bruce Springsteen were to collaborate on a sitcom set in hell."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Brando-wheezing Gandolfini never slums it, but there's still no shaking the sense that a pro has shown up for amateur hour."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"A small-scale, working-class character study that's never quite as nuanced and dramatic as it aspires to be."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
"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."
‑ Ella Taylor, NPR
"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."
‑ Stephanie Carrie, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
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