Norm of the North - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Norm of the North Reviews

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Dan Lybarger
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 15, 2016
If you spent 86 minutes crawling through a snowbank while clad only in a bathing suit, it would probably be a more rewarding experience than sitting through Norm of the North.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Roxana Hadadi
Chesapeake Family Magazine
August 2, 2016
With its strangely adult plot about global warming and real estate development and its mediocre animation style, Norm of the North is one to skip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 11, 2016
Norm of the North is nothing but wasted potential.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 15, 2016
When stacked up against the Disneys, Pixars and Illuminations of the world, this comparatively modest, lower-tier family film hailing from Lionsgate is middling and kind of lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2016
All in all, Norm of the North is one big ball of mess. Uninvolving, unfunny and visually inferior to its peers, this is a straight-to-DVD production at best. How it managed to sneak its way onto the big-screen, we will never know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
March 23, 2016
In spite of the positive message on the preservation of the wild, the film falls short in the supposedly comedically inclined moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 21, 2016
Will the toddlers in the audience remember Norm's environmental campaign as they grow up? Perhaps.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 20, 2016
Bland, derivative family entertainment Norm Of The North merely underlines the craft and imagination that goes into the Pixar titles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
March 20, 2016
Plays like a bargain-bin mashup of tropes lifted from Happy Feet, Madagascar, Ice Age et al.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
March 18, 2016
The eco-message is rather vague, the villain not particularly villainous, and the jokes fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
March 17, 2016
It's all fine without being too exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James White
Empire Magazine
March 17, 2016
Cheap and cheerless, Norm's appeal melts faster than the polar ice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
March 15, 2016
Norm of the North doesn't even make the grade in terms of animation, which is shoddy throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo A. Scholz
Clarín
March 3, 2016
The eco friendly message gets lots in bad taste jokes and gags. [Full review in Spanish]
Janet Smith
Georgia Straight
February 18, 2016
For an idea of how little Norm of the North can do with its material, consider a scene where a polar bear visits a high-end sushi restaurant. And then watch it go nowhere, like an ice floe broken adrift. Kind of like the whole movie.
Erik Azpeitia
Cine 140
February 12, 2016
The Indo-American animation is focused for young audiences, as the story, dialogue and characters are attractive to them, but will be difficult for adults to enjoy. [Full Review in spanish]
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 9, 2016
As sub-par as the Arctic is sub-zero, Norm of the North is a lumbering snooze. Even some bad puns would have at least made Norm of the North a little more bearable.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 5, 2016
The movie is a shapeless mess that lands with a pathetic thud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 5, 2016
It's very difficult to find a positive to take from the Norm of the North experience, and it's unlikely anyone will decipher its muddled eco-friendly message from all the chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Knight
National Post
February 4, 2016
We're adding glasses to all the smart characters so kids will know they're smart. I know it's a bit more money but quality isn't free.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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