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Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) Reviews

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June 27, 2014
There's a chilly, wistful and rather matter-of-fact tone to the proceedings and this helps separate the rather run-of-the-mill aspects of the plot from the herd of teenager-in-love movies.
February 22, 2013
Thematically, this Dutsch tale of coming of age and first love is extremely familar. but it's sincerely treated and well acted by the two central boys.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 15, 2013
This debut feature by noted short-film director Bavo Defurne emphasizes ambiance over storytelling, but that ambiance is so flavorsome you might not mind.
December 20, 2012
A reasonably realistic slice of lower-middle-class European life with a repressed protagonist named Pim.
December 7, 2012
It's a story that's been told countless times, but first-time director Bavo Defurne has such an assured hand and visual flair (much credit also belongs to cinematographer Anton Mertens) that everything seems fresh and new.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2012
Splendidly acted, especially by Florizoone, whose every thought appears to register on his wide-open features, it's more than promising.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2012
A small but quite lovely and wonderful film, gorgeous to look at, which tackles an age-old subject with radiant freshness.
November 1, 2012
"North Sea Texas" explores emergent sexuality and first love with a refreshing optimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 1, 2012
A simmering drama powered by fully drawn characters and fine performances.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2012
A soulful, slightly hyperreal comedy ...
May 17, 2012
As competent as the acting is, it's the filmmaking that brings this coming-of-age saga into the realm of brilliantly crafted cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 14, 2012
Beautifully directed, emotionally engaging coming-of-age drama with a sharp script, a strong sense of time and place and terrific performances from its entire cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2012
An understated film, strong on mood, a bit reminiscent of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey.
April 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2012
A delicate little heartwarmer of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2012
North Sea Texas looks beautiful, is acted brilliantly, but it's hard to get a hold on when Pim's drifting by in a dream world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2012
Complicated nicely by the unrequited crush of Vergels' sister on their friend, it's a film of supple visual flair and delicately acted appeal: Florizoone in particular is the bee's knees.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2012
Brilliant, affecting filmmaking. A beautiful love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2012
Family life and adult power are central here, allowing for bittersweet engagement with emotions over time and the compromises of living in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2012
Tender and touching, this gay coming-of-ages story is underpinned by a terrific, subtle turn from newcomer Florizoone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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