The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
May 8, 2013
[The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid] may be a valiant attempt but fails to come off.
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Time Out
May 8, 2013
Interesting for its demonstration of how exploitative capitalism leads simple-minded farmers' boys into outlawry, though somewhat marred by Duvall's manic interpretation of the role of Jesse James.

Film4
May 8, 2013
Kaufman's own script never gels and the whole exercise, admirable as it is and enlivened by quirky decidedly unwestern like humour, fails to make much dramatic impact.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 7, 2010
A Preston Sturgesian portrait of myth
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
May 8, 2013
For all its flaws, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is the kind of first movie so rich in texture and invention that we can look forward to a lot more from Philip Kaufman.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 23, 2013
The finale bank heist is well-executed and possibly excuses the pic's flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
Screendaily
March 5, 2013
| Original Score: B
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 8, 2013
A lovely, odd sort of middle Western. That is, it's neither conventional Western fiction nor completely documented fact, although it makes full use of history and is as crammed with the artifacts of 19th-century America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 8, 2013
An offbeat, ragged but totally absorbing Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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