• North
    2 minutes 26 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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North Reviews

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
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The amalgams of TV stereotypes that satirize foreign and regional cultures are embarrassing.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 9, 2013


There's schmaltz a-plenty and the odd, rare laugh but even the normally dependable Wood lacks enthusiasm.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 5, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The screenplay by Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman packs more on-target social satire than any film in recent memory, and zesty performances keep it clicking along at a rapid pace.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

June 5, 2013
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Unfunny. Boring. Endless.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 1/4

June 5, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unfortunately, although Zweibel and Reiner have crafted a fascinating parable, they have failed to make a successful film.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 5, 2013
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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It's a prime example of what can happen when hip, slightly cynical establishment filmmakers try to make a deeply sentimental movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 5, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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How could director Rob Reiner, whose touch for what pleases a mass audience is usually unfailing, have strayed this far?

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

June 5, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's rather surprising to note that - for its first half, at least - North is actually quite engaging and entertaining...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 9, 2011
Leonard Klady
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The intrinsic failure of Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman's script is that it tips its hand from the start.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Reiner is undecided just how fantastically he should treat this ludicrous plotline. Added to which there's a dire musical number, a silly thriller subplot, and much maudlin didacticism from narrator Willis in various guardian angel (dis)guises. Misery.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

"North"? This movie sinks due south, deep into ground oblivion.

| Original Score: 0/5

May 28, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

I happen to LIKE Bruce Willis in a bunny suit!

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2005
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Elijah Wood is very lucky that a certain hobbit trilogy came along to clear his record of this turd.

July 5, 2004
Michael Dequina

A brain-dead curiosity piece.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0/4

January 5, 2004
Frank Ochieng

Woeful and meandering...Reiner's direction is uncharacteristically choppy and uneventful

| Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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North, a playful modern fable about a boy in search of new parents, doesn't always work, but much of it is clever in amusingly unpredictable ways.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Not up to Rob Reiner's usually high standard.

| Original Score: 1/5

July 29, 2002
Scott Renshaw

A smug, tedious and wrong-headed mess.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/10

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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The premise of North sounds flat, the previews look insipid, and, while the movie doesn't turn out nearly as bad as either would lead you to believe, North is still a lackluster production.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
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