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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Robert De Niro
Frances McDormand
James Franco
Eliza Dushku
William Forsythe
Directors
Michael Caton-Jones
Screenwriters
Ken Hixon
Running Time
108 minutes

City By The Sea
De Niro is a good cop/bad father whose son is a murder suspect


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Plot
Dedicated homicide detective Vincent LaMarca's private pain is exposed when his estranged junkie son, Joey, emerges as prime suspect in a murder investigation. The conflicting responsibilities of tracking a killer and saving his son put Vincent deep in professional and personal crisis.


Verdict
A strong story in which the familiar cop drama elements are efficiently handled to serve the beautifully played-out psychological study.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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