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North Reviews

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
July 9, 2013
The amalgams of TV stereotypes that satirize foreign and regional cultures are embarrassing.
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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
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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.
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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
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
North seldom raises more than a chuckle.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This movie is aimed at neither kids nor adults; it simply isn't aimed.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's strange and oddly distasteful, at its best managing to be bad in some original and unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 22, 1994
It's depressing enough to see a director turn into a button pusher. But what can you say about a director who just keeps hitting the same button?
Full Review | Original Score: D+