North Country Reviews

March 14, 2018
Frances McDormand, as the lone female union rep, and Richard Jenkins, as Josie's angry miner dad, cut through the predictability.
February 27, 2007
October 24, 2005
You cannot help being stirred by the reach and depth, the constant rebuffs to sloppiness, of a strong ensemble.
October 22, 2005
Though the dirt and grime in North Country are artfully applied, it's purely cosmetic and skin-deep.
October 21, 2005
North Country does a good job in ratcheting up the tension and unfairness until the audience is brought to the breaking point.
October 21, 2005
If there was ever any thought that perhaps Whale Rider was a fluke, North Country should erase all doubt.
October 21, 2005
North Country delivers an emotional wallop and a couple of performances worthy of recognition come award time.
October 21, 2005
She's [Caro] got a good story to tell (based, loosely, on a real-life case), and a marvelous cast to help her tell it.
October 21, 2005
What gives North Country urgency is that it's about how a man comes to understand that it's bad for him and for his community to deny his daughter privileges and prerogatives he'd grant his son.
October 21, 2005
Niki Caro, director of Whale Rider, has made a classic underdog-vs.-the-system story, rendered in the harsh blue-grays of a Minnesota winter.