Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 4, 2013
    90
    The director, Harold Guskin, and writer, Sandra Jennings, show admirable patience in letting the story unspool, and the actors reward them.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Apr 4, 2013
    75
    Illness, death, bad fathers and bad marriages, suppressed old loves — there's nothing new here, yet we are held by the way ordinary suffering has hardened into an emotional prison for three old friends.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 5, 2013
    50
    Gandolfini acquits himself well in a rare big-screen lead as the depressed operator of a rinky-dink amusement park in the waning days of winter.
  4. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Apr 3, 2013
    50
    Down The Shore at least deserves credit for its strong performances.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Apr 2, 2013
    40
    Brando-wheezing Gandolfini never slums it, but there’s still no shaking the sense that a pro has shown up for amateur hour.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Apr 1, 2013
    38
    Down the Shore suggests what might happen if TBS and Bruce Springsteen were to collaborate on a sitcom set in hell.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephanie Carrie
    Apr 2, 2013
    30
    The saddest part of this movie that oh-so-wants you to know it is sad is that Jennings sets up a pretty interesting dynamic, then bails on telling a story.

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