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Far North (2008)

Far North


Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 5
Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

No Top Critics Tomatometer score yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 1
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 1


Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 879


Movie Info

The simple existence of a woman and a young girl is unexpectedly disrupted by the sudden arrival of a mysterious soldier. Sean Bean, Michelle Yeoh, and Michelle Krusiec star in a film written and co-written by Asif Kapadia and Tim Miller, and directed by Kapadia. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

R (for some violent and disturbing content, and brief sexuality)
Directed By:
Written By:
Asif Kapadia
In Theaters:
Sep 23, 2008
Image Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Far North

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1) | DVD (1)

If as much care were taken with script as with visuals, pic would have more impact.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Top Critic

Eerie and absorbing.

Full Review… | August 17, 2009

This is one tough and confronting film, its beauty only adding to the shock value

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Urban Cinefile

The freaky finale kind of undermines any sympathy we might have built up, but it adds a level of classical storytelling that makes the film feel utterly timeless.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for Far North


Based on the book 'True North', this eerie movie revolves around three characters. Disturbing in parts, it tries to be an effective psychological thriller, but it failed at every level as far as I'm concerned. Except for the beautiful scenery. Yet, give it a go; it might be your cup of tea (my taste is not quite usual). I guess that those who are gifted to appreciate certain type of creative/artistic/substantial films are more bound to like this movie. Well, to each, their own.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


My sister was telling me about this movie and I had to watch it. Okay, so they don't talk much in this movie, but the scenery was pretty cool to look at the whole time.

Two women, an older one who took in a baby girl and raised her pretty much as her own. They live on their own away from other people moving from place to place. Unexpectedly one day, the older lady comes upon a man who's pretty much close to death and takes him in. Everything starts to change from then on and the ending is definitely worth it. lol

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

Now theres a thing. A character study of two women surviving in the harsh icy north somewhere with reindeers and igloos and the like. Very atmostpheric, kind of an arctic Cold Mountain (ish), then Sean Bean turns up, characters develop and it all turns gothic in the last fifteen minutes.

Lesley N

Super Reviewer

Ugh. I can't stand to even think about this film. It's weird, cold, in more ways than one, and unimaginably horrible in one crucial place. Sean Bean knocks it out the park as usual though.

Sarah Burton

Super Reviewer

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