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Its four-hour length is undeniably imposing, but Norte, the End of History rewards patient viewers with an absorbing, visually expansive viewing experience. Read critic reviews

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An innocent man (Archie Alemania) goes to prison for murder while the real killer (Sid Lucero) goes free.

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Critic Reviews for Norte, the End of History

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (37) | Rotten (3)

  • Powerful and humbling, this 2013 drama is worth every minute you're willing to give it.

    September 4, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A political and spiritual parable, but related with such subtle realism and incantatory rhythms that it is far more mysterious than didactic.

    August 28, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • If the movie's universal themes don't impress, its specific details do.

    August 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As is often the case with three-hour-plus projects, a sense of Stockholm Syndrome kicks in, leaving us happy to roll along with real-time rhythms of meals and walks and chores.

    July 25, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Moments are electrifying - the spaces between them challenging.

    July 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Diaz is dealing with primal emotions in a contemplative, visually striking way.

    July 18, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Norte, the End of History

  • Jun 04, 2015
    Diaz uses mostly long shots to make a clinical study of guilt and the nature of evil, but after a solid build-up in the first hour the film is slowed down by long passages where nothing much happens and its poetic attempt at an end is frustrating in its refusal to bring the story to an actual conclusion.
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