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North Country Reviews

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April 20, 2011
North Country is the unfortunately overly-dramatized Hollywood version of a story that has a chance at being truly important and even uplifting, but thanks to extreme heavy-handedness, ends up being mostly shrill instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 1, 2009
So "inspirational" it should mate with Cinderella Man and give birth to a litter of baby Oscars
September 13, 2005
Occasionally inspired but much more often didactic.
October 21, 2005
Skillful filmmaking standing on a soapbox and pandering to the broadest audience possible.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 20, 2005
A wobbly fiction about a real pioneering sex-discrimination case, North Country is an unabashed vehicle for its modestly de-glammed star, Charlize Theron.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 20, 2005
North Country has a sensational story, it's just a crime the filmmakers elected to write the script with crayons.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 20, 2005
While Caro has a graceful touch and North Country never really missteps, neither does it try anything new or entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 27, 2008
Would have you believe it's no more complex than a playground quarrel between boys, girls, and cooties.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 24, 2005
In spite of Theron's excellent, impassioned performance, "North Country" nevertheless tends to go south.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 20, 2005
North Country is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. It has a MESSAGE! And that message is simply this: men are pigs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 19, 2005
Victorian melodrama in feminist workduds.
February 23, 2006
Os realizadores de Terra Fria se revelam bem mais repugnantes e perigosos do que os mineiros retratados em seu filme supostamente liberal.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2009
The road to cinematic hell is paved with this sort of banal effort borne of bland good expectations.
Read More | Original Score: 62/100
October 20, 2005
This is nuance-free moviemaking, a drama about mine-workers with barely a glimpse of what the work entails.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 20, 2005
North Country is a "message movie" with a target so big that it's impossible to miss, which is part of the trouble.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2005
In overdoing the theatrics and hammering the clichés North Country does artistic injustice to its own important argument.
Read More | Original Score: C-
October 21, 2005
Theron's truly raw and impassioned performance as Josey - - can't save the film from its own gradually slowing pace and seriously compromised third act.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 22, 2005
Though the dirt and grime in North Country are artfully applied, it's purely cosmetic and skin-deep.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2005
If you want to see good performances and cinematography wasted in a mediocre movie, that would be North Country.
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