The true story of the LaMarcas, well told by the late Mike McAlary in Esquire, has been pounded into TV-crime mush by screenwriter Ken Hixon and director Michael Caton-Jones. Shockingly, the acting doesn't help. show more
Notwithstanding a thin script and a color-by-numbers ending, the movie is redeemed by its solid performances.
As a character study, City by the Sea is engaging. As a police thriller, it's not all there. show more