North Reviews

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.
May 20, 2003
North, a playful modern fable about a boy in search of new parents, doesn't always work, but much of it is clever in amusingly unpredictable ways.
January 1, 2000
This movie is aimed at neither kids nor adults; it simply isn't aimed.
January 1, 2000
North seldom raises more than a chuckle.
January 1, 2000
Young kids will likely enjoy watching all the hubbub the gutsy protagonist stirs up and identify with his plight, but most anyone over the age of 14 will find the film alternately too cute for its own good and too blind to quit while it's ahead.
January 1, 2000
It's strange and oddly distasteful, at its best managing to be bad in some original and unexpected ways.
January 1, 2000
The premise of North sounds flat, the previews look insipid, and, while the movie doesn't turn out nearly as bad as either would lead you to believe, North is still a lackluster production.
January 1, 2000
I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it.
July 22, 1994
It's depressing enough to see a director turn into a button pusher. But what can you say about a director who just keeps hitting the same button?