Date: 9th November 2015

Critics slate Jolie and Pitt's latest film By The Sea.

Critics have given a lukewarm reception to Angelina Jolie's By the Sea (2015), in which she stars with husband Brad Pitt, calling it a "vanity project".

The relationship drama, written and directed by Jolie, opened this year's American Film Institute Film Festival in LA.
Hollywood Reporter said it was "far too long" and suffered from "stasis and dramatic flatness".

Variety added that it "it leaves the heart and mind coolly unstirred".

It summed up the film as "a gorgeously unhappy 1970s American couple seeking to escape their demons during an extended stay on the Maltese coast".

Screen Daily said it was "an intimate art-house film for a major studio" and that it was "sure to garner attention because of the marquee attraction" of its stars.

It is the first film in which they have starred together since 2005's Mr & Mrs Smith and is Jolie's third film as director, after Unbroken (2014) and In The Land of Blood and Honey (2011).

Source: Press Release