Coastlines (2006)

Victor Nuņez's Coastlines centers on Sonny (Timothy Olyphant), who is returning home after his release from prison. When he asks for money owed to him by local crime boss Fred Vance (William Forsythe), Vance responds by blowing up… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 31, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Coastlines features solid lead performances, but is hindered by an unconvincing love triangle and scattered direction. Not up to the standard of Victor Nunez's previous directorial efforts.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's flawed but no less fascinating for its mood of simmering tension on the fringes of the American dream.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Keeps you entertained throughout its two hours, which says a lot about Nunez's storytelling.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Disappointing low-key modern film noir.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The third entry lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

A skeeter noir bogged down in the unconvincing pulp of a melodrama without conviction.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Seems to want to make a point but never does.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The talent is still there, the film better than most. It just needs less crime, more love.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Proves that while Ulee's Gold was an exceptional movie, it wasn't a fluke. Nuņez just needs to search past the Panhandle for fresh material.

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Kam Williams

Again, Nunez proves himself a master of understatement, presenting another poignant, slice-of-life drama peopled with vulnerable, fully fleshed-out characters caught-up in a complex situation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
What movie starring Josh Brolin, Timothy Olyphant, and Josh Lucas could be bad?? I'll tell you: this one. Slow. Boring. Pointless...I had a very hard time… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Coastlines" starts with Sonny(Timothy Olyphant) returning home after spending three years in prison, being greeted by his old… More