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City by the Sea

City by the Sea
City by the Sea
City by the Sea
  • R
  • 1h 48m
  • 2002
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Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Frances McDormand star in this true story of a man who, as a cop, must bring a criminal to justice--but, as a father, must find a way to save his son. While investigating the murder of a surfer, New York City police detective Vincent LaMarca (De Niro)--whose own father was executed for murder--discovers that his estranged son may have committed the crime. Now LaMarca will put his life on the line to do right by both his family and his profession.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Even though the movie is well acted, it sinks under an abundance of melodrama and cliches.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Ambitious, improbable and very violent cop drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie has violence, including shooting and murder, graphic drug use, very strong language, and sexual references and situations, including a child born out of wedlock. Characters drink and smoke. There is a reference to domestic abuse. A character attempts suicide.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:September 6, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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