• R, 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Niki Caro
    In Theaters:
    Oct 21, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 21, 2006
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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North Country Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

issue movie that blatantly examines power and sexual harassment in the workplace

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

January 14, 2013
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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 Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

April 20, 2011
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

So "inspirational" it should mate with Cinderella Man and give birth to a litter of baby Oscars

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The road to cinematic hell is paved with this sort of banal effort borne of bland good expectations.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 62/100

July 21, 2009
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Would have you believe it's no more complex than a playground quarrel between boys, girls, and cooties.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: C-

April 27, 2008
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Works as both deep focus on a critical historical moment, and a more intimate and sorrowful tale about growing up female in America.

Full Review Source: WBAI Web Radio

February 10, 2007
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today

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

September 27, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...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 Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 11, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

February 23, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The narrative may not be exact in its details..., but it is undoubtedly true to the spirit of the real events.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 21, 2006
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Enjoyable drama that's impressively shot and features a strong cast but is ultimately hampered by a fatal weakness for courtroom clichés.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The similarities to Erin Brockovich are obvious, yet North Country plays like a glossy soap opera, despite strong performances from a superb cast.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 27, 2006
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

With North Country, Theron and Caro strongly suggest that Monster and Whale Rider weren't one-offs.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Elegantly filmed and intelligently written.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 2, 2005
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

Despite Charlize Theron's efforts to play more than a saintly martyr, the film's director Niki Caro continually overstates the case.

Full Review Source: Film Experience

November 22, 2005
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

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

November 21, 2005
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

Victorian melodrama in feminist workduds.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

November 19, 2005
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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 Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

November 13, 2005
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies

North Country centers on Theron's work, and she is truly wonderful start to finish.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2005
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