True North (2006)


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Writer/director Steve Hudson patterned his debut feature, True North, after classic Greek tragedy. This bleak and despairing drama concerns the Skipper (Gary Lewis) and Sean (Martin Compston), a father and son from the U.K. who co-pilot a small fishing boat called Providence. Though the Skipper remains aboard, Sean inherits all financial responsibility from his dad. But times are hard and the catch so inadequate that it cannot sustain the men. Terrified of being regarded as a failure by his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Steve Hudson
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Morally resonant [and] deeply-felt.

Full Review… | September 18, 2006
Top Critic

A sobering and sad story of the terrible cost of a lack of moral fiber. Not a happy yarn, but it's been well-acted, and afterward you'll feel as if you've been at sea for a week.

Full Review… | November 4, 2010
Kansas City Star

The film has its moments, but it's a crude, none-too-convincing piece of work that fudges some serious issues.

Full Review… | September 15, 2007
Observer [UK]

Watchable, low budget British drama with strong performances from Compston and Mullan.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007

The daily struggles of life at sea, as well as the almost manic revelries indulged in to forget about it, are evoked with dark wit.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Daily Telegraph

If only the characters were a little less stock and the script more waterproofed. Halfway through our journey, the cliches start seeping in.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007

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