Sea of Love
Sea of Love (1989)

In this thriller, Al Pacino stars as Frank Keller, an alcoholic policeman in the depths of middle-age crisis. Frank begins investigating a serial killer who finds her victims through the personal ads and kills them while the song "Sea… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Efficient enough as a thriller, but what makes this mandatory viewing is the return of Pacino.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A bluesy thriller with a clever though not overly complicated premise.

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Steve Crum

Solid Pacino turn with Ellen Barkin giving strong assist.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

A lugubrious imitation of a second-rate television movie, over-produced and over-cast.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

Price and director Harold Becker build in enough jumps and scares and good red herrings to be satisfying ...

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Sea of Love has its Cinemax lapses in taste, but most films of the genre lack sophistication from which to lapse.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What impressed me most in the film was the personal chemistry between Pacino and Barkin. There can be little doubt, at this point, that Barkin is one of the most intense and passionately convincing actresses now at work in American movies.

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Blake Howard
Graffiti With Punctuation

Sea of Love is unrestrained and completely hypnotic...

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Brian Mckay

Mediocre thriller with a good cast. I never want to hear that [expletive deleted] song again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
"in the style of Alfred Hitchcock"? "with ......... surprising plot twists"? I rather felt it as just another cop flick. The story is… More
Chris Garman
Al Pacino attempted to save his career with the cop thriller Sea of Love which kicked the era of Pacino playing detectives into overdrive. Pacino plays… More
Dean McKenna
Al Pacino's lonely detective sets himself up as bait for a serial killer stalking newspaper dating ads and lands in the sack with slinky Ellen Barkin,… More
Ken Stachnik
Pretty solid little Serial Killer flick that was Al Pacino's comeback project. Clever characters and getting to look at Ellen Barkin make this a very… More
Nicki Marie
I can remember watching this on tv more than once growing up. Always liked it, but literally have not seen it since I was a teenager. The story is that a… More
Dean King
A great cop thriller. Very steamy, similar to In the cut.