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Northfork Reviews

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January 27, 2005
...a transcendent tone poem, an arrangement in dun and gray marred only slightly by the brothers' insistence on the occasional tin-ear joke
Read More | Original Score: A-
January 3, 2005
A moody and layered meditation on and evocation of literal and figurative states of purgatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2004
With the pacing of a death march and the theological heft of Angels in the Outfield, this feel-bad extravaganza is 2003's Exhibit A of why people avoid arthouse cinema.
May 21, 2004
It's a recipe for magical realism, and the Polish brothers deliver with a stunning cinematic statement.
April 19, 2004
This droll surrealistic fantasy is like a gentler David Lynch hallucination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
February 9, 2004
Characters talk in solemn monotones, as if the entire drama were taking place in a funeral parlor.
October 23, 2003
The Polish brothers may be too clever for their own good; this film feels self-indulgent, like an inside joke we could never get without reading a book about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2003
Northfork is visually stunning, thematically rich and, ultimately, about as exciting as watching an old car rust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2003
The art-house version of a summer blockbuster: All style and no substance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 1, 2003
Poetry put to pictures.
August 30, 2003
It plays out, dreamlike, often beautifully shot and visually appealing, but seemingly without purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 22, 2003
This pretty odd little fantasy-drama is more likely to leave audiences scratching their heads than it is to warm their hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2003
There is a lot less going on in Northfork than its dour acting, odd symbolism and funereal take-us-seriously-or-else tone would suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2003
This is the strongest, most cohesive film from the brothers Polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2003
Northfork will give you food for reflection or a case of the hives.
August 11, 2003
The sympathetic might describe 'Northfork' as a cinematic poem or allegorical fairy tale. The uncharitable might prefer such terms as 'hokum' or 'hooey'...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 10, 2003
There is a posture of icy remove to the Polish brothers' film that washes everything in the same bleached palette employed in M. David Mullen's faultless cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 10, 2003
Funny and alive and visually delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2003
The jokey elements are artificial, and strike a note of banality that undermines whatever sense of transcendence the film might be attempting in its stark, sweeping cinematography and mystical, dreamy milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 7, 2003
Beware of smarty-pants filmmakers run amok in small-town America.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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