Brendan Michaels’s review published on Letterboxd :
I totally did not tear up multiple times while watching this film.
Lonergan delivers us his masterpiece with Manchester by the Sea. A gut punch of emotion that will break your heart without consent. Powerhouse performances are given in this film with every single actor. Casey Affleck is phenomenal in this film. His exchange with Michelle Williams is a ball of emotion that will wreck you. Lucas Hedges is impressively outstanding and able to act as great, and at moments even better, than some of the veteran actors. Chandler continues to impress me with his supporting roles. I'm so happy but sad after seeing this film. It's a monumental achievement that deserves every nomination it will receive. I can easily call Kenneth Lonergan the next John Cassavettes after viewing this excellent feature.