• Northfork
    2 minutes 22 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Northfork Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The art-house version of a summer blockbuster: All style and no substance.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

September 6, 2003
James Berardinelli
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In devoting all of their efforts towards the film's look and feel, co-creators Mark and Michael Polish have crafted a motion picture that is static, occasionally opaque, and, worst of all, boring.

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

July 22, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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So stuck is the movie inside the heads and hearts of its indisputably gifted makers, it never quite makes the leap into ours.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 9, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It does look good, I just didn't feel like it had a story that moved me.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 14, 2003
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A Dali-esque dreamscape where visual inventiveness and narrative incoherence combine to form a result that's both entrancing and sleep-inducing.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

June 12, 2003
Eric D. Snider

It plays out, dreamlike, often beautifully shot and visually appealing, but seemingly without purpose.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

August 30, 2003
Brian Orndorf

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 4/10

July 27, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The cinematic equivalent of an elaborate and poetically constructed non sequitur.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 10, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Perhaps the Polish brothers' strategy is to put the audience to sleep so viewers aren't sure what parts of the movie they watched and what parts they dreamed.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

July 10, 2003
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Northfork" benefits from reflection, but there is no denying its flaws. The Polish brothers clearly have a vision, but it is rarified and they only succeed in conveying part of it

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

July 19, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

What little enthusiasm I drummed up for this hyper-precocious indie will be tucked away for December's Worst of the Year list.

| Original Score: 1/4

July 23, 2003
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

This Polish brothers' drama, about the imminent flooding of a small Montana town, takes on the unfortunate air of an inside joke that you're not invited to share.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2003
Gene Seymour
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The movie is as much a triumph of production design as any popcorn blockbuster -- and just as shallow on the inside.

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

July 10, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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A drearily pretentious allegory.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Just too lost in its own presumed self-enchantment.

July 17, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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Unbelievably boring.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

July 19, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Northfork feels like the unedited dream sequence from the movie it might have been, if only there'd been someone to wake up from it.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Numbing and inert.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

July 22, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Though the Polish brothers are saying good-bye to the heartland with the conclusion of Northfork, you may feel as if you've beat them out of town.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Too self-indulgent.

| Original Score: C-

July 25, 2003
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
September 13, 2003
Darwyn Carson
February 25, 2004
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
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Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
July 28, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 1, 2003

Boston Phoenix
August 2, 2003

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2003

Guardian [UK]
April 9, 2004

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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