North Reviews

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August 16, 2017
Have you ever seen a rich Texan before? How about a Hawaiian who lives near a beautiful beach?
July 9, 2013
The amalgams of TV stereotypes that satirize foreign and regional cultures are embarrassing.
June 5, 2013
It's a prime example of what can happen when hip, slightly cynical establishment filmmakers try to make a deeply sentimental movie.
June 5, 2013
How could director Rob Reiner, whose touch for what pleases a mass audience is usually unfailing, have strayed this far?
March 26, 2009
The intrinsic failure of Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman's script is that it tips its hand from the start.
January 26, 2006
Reiner is undecided just how fantastically he should treat this ludicrous plotline. Added to which there's a dire musical number, a silly thriller subplot, and much maudlin didacticism from narrator Willis in various guardian angel (dis)guises. Misery.
December 12, 2017
It is a childish world seen through the ponderous eyes of adulthood. All the children in it, including Elijah Wood as North, seem over-directed, reacting with programmed cuteness. Their lines have a hack's glibness rather than a child's innocence.
June 5, 2013
There's schmaltz a-plenty and the odd, rare laugh but even the normally dependable Wood lacks enthusiasm.
June 5, 2013
The screenplay by Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman packs more on-target social satire than any film in recent memory, and zesty performances keep it clicking along at a rapid pace.
June 5, 2013
Unfunny. Boring. Endless.
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