Reviews: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Manchester by the Sea offers no easy resolutions but, despite its pervasive sadness, it leaves us with hope for Lee and for all of us.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An elegant and spiritually sobering film about the ways in which guilt, loss, isolation, and self-destruction can erode the foundations of our lives.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Glenn Erickson @ CineSavant
    • Excerpt: The buzz I had heard about Manchester by the Sea called it terribly depressing, which just isn’t so.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Some people meet their emotions head on. Others flee in hopes of never having to confront them. In “Manchester by the Sea,” escape becomes impossible.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: No one onscreen can ever forget what has happened to his/her family, they can only hope to accept it enough to keep moving forward. The film becomes a mixture of brief vignettes alternating between past and present with extremely dramatic conversations that get to the heart of their suffering even if fate renders apologies into words that can never change personal truths.