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North Country Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 14, 2013
issue movie that blatantly examines power and sexual harassment in the workplace
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joshua Starnes
April 20, 2011
North Country is the unfortunately overly-dramatized Hollywood version of a story that has a chance at being truly important and even uplifting, but thanks to extreme heavy-handedness, ends up being mostly shrill instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
So "inspirational" it should mate with Cinderella Man and give birth to a litter of baby Oscars
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
July 21, 2009
The road to cinematic hell is paved with this sort of banal effort borne of bland good expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 27, 2008
Would have you believe it's no more complex than a playground quarrel between boys, girls, and cooties.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
While the performances are flawless, Michael Seitzman's screenplay is embarrassingly sophomoric, so much so that the film's denouement completely obliterates its feminist message.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 10, 2007
Works as both deep focus on a critical historical moment, and a more intimate and sorrowful tale about growing up female in America.
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
Though tough and heavy-handed at times, North Country is engaging -- not one of those films about an important subject matter that you feel you should watch.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 11, 2006
...there's little doubt that the movie would not come off even remotely as well as it ultimately does were it not for the effectiveness of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 23, 2006
Os realizadores de Terra Fria se revelam bem mais repugnantes e perigosos do que os mineiros retratados em seu filme supostamente liberal.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 21, 2006
The narrative may not be exact in its details..., but it is undoubtedly true to the spirit of the real events.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Turner
February 2, 2006
Enjoyable drama that's impressively shot and features a strong cast but is ultimately hampered by a fatal weakness for courtroom clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 27, 2006
The similarities to Erin Brockovich are obvious, yet North Country plays like a glossy soap opera, despite strong performances from a superb cast.
David N. Butterworth
December 6, 2005
With "North Country," Theron and Caro strongly suggest that "Monster" and "Whale Rider" weren't one-offs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 2, 2005
Elegantly filmed and intelligently written.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
November 22, 2005
Despite Charlize Theron's efforts to play more than a saintly martyr, the film's director Niki Caro continually overstates the case.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 21, 2005
So melodramatically one-sided and shamelessly in search of Oscar nominations that it accomplishes the colossal rarity of insulting both genders equally.
| Original Score: 2/4
Alan Dale
November 19, 2005
Victorian melodrama in feminist workduds.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 13, 2005
The one-sided, formulaic storyline and laughable courtroom histrionics are eclipsed by peripheral material involving Theron's brooding teenage son and penitent father.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
North Country centers on Theron's work, and she is truly wonderful start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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