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North Country Reviews

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November 9, 2005
Theron anchors the film with a complex performance that balances Josey's strength and vulnerability, and successfully portrays her as a reluctant working-class hero.
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November 6, 2005
[Theron] is the wounded heart of the film and helps carry some of the less successful material of the film on her shoulders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2005
Even if you side with Caro's humane message, you'd be within your rights to object to her methods...You can almost hear Helen Reddy singing "I am Woman" in the background.
November 2, 2005
Sometimes a story is so timeless that it deserves to be told again. Such a story is "North Country," a fictionalized account of events in the 1980s at a mine in the Midwest.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
October 31, 2005
Instead of articulating injustice or honestly portraying the legal system, North Country seems content with exploiting humiliation for effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2005
For all its issue-related fist pumping, the movie is suffused with the tender and heartwarming story of a man coming to terms with the love for his only daughter.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 28, 2005
North Country wins its case with powerful moments and exceptional performances.
October 27, 2005
Could become the classic text for a filmmaking class called 'Crafting the Message Picture 101.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 26, 2005
Hits like an emotional sledgehammer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 25, 2005
Caro sneakily joins the ranks of Academy-prestige with a politically-grounded horror film.
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October 25, 2005
The performances enhance (Niki) Caro's David-versus-Goliath material.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2005
...my feminist soul is taking a beating since - damn it - it didn't work as a movie.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2005
'North Country' could be used in a sensitivity training course.
October 25, 2005
It weakens the film's case to have the villains portrayed so one-dimensionally....
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 24, 2005
In spite of Theron's excellent, impassioned performance, "North Country" nevertheless tends to go south.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 24, 2005
while its message is undeniably important, it's also so obvious that the film doesn't have any real resonance.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2005
You cannot help being stirred by the reach and depth, the constant rebuffs to sloppiness, of a strong ensemble.
October 23, 2005
Contrived fantasy. Only in Hollywood could Harrelson get Theron's nemesis to recant his inadmissably irrelevant tale on the stand with such meager questioning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 23, 2005
The film, revisiting social injustice, is not unpredictable. But, it is a worthy effort in its updated revival of "Norma Rae."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2005
...feels simplistically manufactured and manipulative...Caro is never able to elevate North Country beyond the pedestrian confines of a melancholy Lifetime TV movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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