Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck, in an Oscar- & Golden Globe-winning performance, leads this drama from writer-director (and playwright) Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me).

Lee (Affleck) leads a solitary existence as a janitor, but is forced to return to his small coastal hometown after the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler). There, he juggles the new responsibility of being a guardian to his teenage nephew with painful memories, personal demons that plague him. Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, and Gretchen Mol co-star.

Best Actor (Affleck) and Original Screenplay, Academy Awards 2017; Best Leading Actor (Affleck) and Original Screenplay, BAFTAs 2017; Best Actor in a Drama (Affleck), Golden Globes 2017
2016Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb136 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

For an Oscar hopeful, writer/director Kenneth (You Can Count On Me, Margaret) Lonergan's wry, wrenching drama begins in about as mundane a manner as can be.

4.0
0
4.0
0

Bleak but worthy

If you want to know who the middle America is who voted for Trump look no further than the good people of Manchester. These are your basic insular mid-westerners who spend their lives 'getting by'. These are finely crafted studies of people dealing with a sudden death. Each actor does a stirling job and the combination of superb acting and a haunting score...

4.0
0

Heartbreaking, brilliant

5.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Its world is cruel and chaotic, but it unfolds with purpose and grace.

0
Variety

Variety

press

[A] beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An emotional powerhouse with the weave of great literature.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Manchester by the Sea" is a finely shaded portrait, a study in individual misery set in a place that is observed with care and affection.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable, but one held back by the fact it's all filtered through Affleck's withdrawn lead.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I quite happily cried my eyes out twice watching this film.

1
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Although filled to the brim with star power and chock-full of the most dramatic extremes of the human experience, Manchester by the Sea never feels big or bloated or "too much".

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Manchester By the Sea" is heartbreaking yet somehow heartening, a film that just wallops you with its honesty, its authenticity and its access to despair.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A wrenching family tragedy is dramatised with the depth of a high-quality American stage piece in Manchester by the Sea.

0
Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

For an Oscar hopeful, writer/director Kenneth (You Can Count On Me, Margaret) Lonergan's wry, wrenching drama begins in about as mundane a manner as can be.

4.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Its world is cruel and chaotic, but it unfolds with purpose and grace.

0
Variety

Variety

press

[A] beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An emotional powerhouse with the weave of great literature.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Manchester by the Sea" is a finely shaded portrait, a study in individual misery set in a place that is observed with care and affection.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable, but one held back by the fact it's all filtered through Affleck's withdrawn lead.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I quite happily cried my eyes out twice watching this film.

1
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Although filled to the brim with star power and chock-full of the most dramatic extremes of the human experience, Manchester by the Sea never feels big or bloated or "too much".

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Manchester By the Sea" is heartbreaking yet somehow heartening, a film that just wallops you with its honesty, its authenticity and its access to despair.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A wrenching family tragedy is dramatised with the depth of a high-quality American stage piece in Manchester by the Sea.

0
4.0
0

Bleak but worthy

If you want to know who the middle America is who voted for Trump look no further than the good people of Manchester. These are your basic insular mid-westerners who spend their lives 'getting by'. These are finely crafted studies of people dealing with a sudden death. Each actor does a stirling job and the combination of superb acting and a haunting...

4.0
0

Heartbreaking, brilliant

5.0
0