North Reviews

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
June 5, 2013
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.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2005
I happen to LIKE Bruce Willis in a bunny suit!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Monica Hayde
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Elijah Wood has fast become the most appealing young actor making movies today, turning in consistently solid performances in a variety of roles.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
July 9, 2013
The amalgams of TV stereotypes that satirize foreign and regional cultures are embarrassing.

Film4
June 5, 2013
There's schmaltz a-plenty and the odd, rare laugh but even the normally dependable Wood lacks enthusiasm.
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
June 5, 2013
Unfunny. Boring. Endless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 5, 2013
Unfortunately, although Zweibel and Reiner have crafted a fascinating parable, they have failed to make a successful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 5, 2013
It's a prime example of what can happen when hip, slightly cynical establishment filmmakers try to make a deeply sentimental movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2013
How could director Rob Reiner, whose touch for what pleases a mass audience is usually unfailing, have strayed this far?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 9, 2011
It's rather surprising to note that - for its first half, at least - North is actually quite engaging and entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
The intrinsic failure of Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman's script is that it tips its hand from the start.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
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.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
May 28, 2005
"North"? This movie sinks due south, deep into ground oblivion.
| Original Score: 0/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 14, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
Elijah Wood is very lucky that a certain hobbit trilogy came along to clear his record of this turd.
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
January 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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