• Released
  • May 31, 2006
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • Drama
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
That this deceptively quiet crime thriller about an ex con's troubled homecoming sat on the shelf for four years before finding commercial distribution speaks volumes about both the voracious appetite for sand/surf/summer-break cliches and Hollywood's willingness to pander to it.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The messy emotions and illogic of human nature defines this drama.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a heartfelt movie that could have used a zigzaggier undercurrent, though Olyphant, in the sort of role that Paul Newman used to swagger through, has a star's easy command.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's only a mild disappointment. The talent is still there, the film better than most. It just needs less crime, more love.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts, although boasting effective performances from its terrific cast.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Much like the good westerns, Coastlines keeps you entertained throughout its two hours, which says a lot about Nunez's storytelling.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Nunez's dialogue, and the paces he puts this threesome through, just don't ring true. Coastlines is the stuff of pulp, seriously at odds with what the writer-director has always done best. That is, show the inner workings of people, their needs, their fears, their small dreams.
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60

Film Threat

By Chris Gore
There is energy to this film that is somewhat different from Nunez's others. Along with a terrific cast, Nunez keeps the action driving forward: dangerous, sexy, and conflicted.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Nunez gets nice performances from his cast, but his narrative is cluttered.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Nunez's fans will appreciate his ability to evoke a palpable atmosphere. But there's just not enough spark in his scorched setting.
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56 out of 100
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