The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Reviews

May 26, 2020
Kaufman presents his material with a comedic breeziness at considerable odds with its grim, grimy visual aesthetic.
January 8, 2020
[Phillip] Kaufman's clever script moves from bloody murder to historically precise set pieces to Occult visions to wacky humor with consitent style.
September 23, 2013
The finale bank heist is well-executed and possibly excuses the pic's flaws.
May 8, 2013
For all its flaws, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is the kind of first movie so rich in texture and invention that we can look forward to a lot more from Philip Kaufman.
May 8, 2013
Kaufman's own script never gels and the whole exercise, admirable as it is and enlivened by quirky decidedly unwestern like humour, fails to make much dramatic impact.
May 8, 2013
A lovely, odd sort of middle Western. That is, it's neither conventional Western fiction nor completely documented fact, although it makes full use of history and is as crammed with the artifacts of 19th-century America.
May 8, 2013
[The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid] may be a valiant attempt but fails to come off.
Top Critic
May 8, 2013
Interesting for its demonstration of how exploitative capitalism leads simple-minded farmers' boys into outlawry, though somewhat marred by Duvall's manic interpretation of the role of Jesse James.
May 8, 2013
An offbeat, ragged but totally absorbing Western.
March 5, 2013
February 7, 2010
A Preston Sturgesian portrait of myth