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Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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.
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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
February 14, 2013
It's not just that film is underdeveloped - it's that it feels unwilling to develop, preferring to leave its characters and plot points static. The result feels stunted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
December 6, 2012
Splendidly acted, especially by Florizoone, whose every thought appears to register on his wide-open features, it's more than promising.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2012
"North Sea Texas" explores emergent sexuality and first love with a refreshing optimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 1, 2012
A simmering drama powered by fully drawn characters and fine performances.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
November 1, 2012
A soulful, slightly hyperreal comedy ...
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David Fear
Time Out
October 31, 2012
Once the visual touches fade away ... there's nothing to stop the parade of clichés.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
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