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Northfork Reviews

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 7, 2003
For me, the Polish brothers marched down a road leading nowhere.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
August 7, 2003
A compelling juxtaposition of the poignant and the bizarre, a movie that tosses moviemaking rules into the nearest Cuisinart.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 6, 2003
This surreal vision of a place and people on the cusp of extinction weaves reality and fantasy into a totally enveloping, dreamlike state of mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
August 5, 2003
What the brothers lack in discipline, they make up for in visual inventiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
August 5, 2003
This Polish brothers' drama, about the imminent flooding of a small Montana town, takes on the unfortunate air of an inside joke that you're not invited to share.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 5, 2003
Surreal, oddly punny, and yet mostly a meditation on letting go of the dearly departed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 3, 2003
A movie for surrealists and movie-lovers and admirers of the vanishing Heartland.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 2, 2003
For those on its peculiar wavelength, everything fits. For those who aren't, it's a painful piece of self-impressed drivel. Either way, you'll know you've been to the movies.
| Original Score: B
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 1, 2003
This formidable work is for no one except those who are truly tired of formulaic movies and crave something completely different.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
August 1, 2003
The movie is rich with pathos, grace and absurdist humor, but it takes a couple of viewings to get a firm handle on what the hell is going on.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 1, 2003
It's a tone poem of a movie, more visual than coherent. As such, what it's about is less important than the spell it casts.
| Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
August 1, 2003
What [the Polish brothers] got here is a lot of quirky ideas piled up neatly next to one another and trying, sometimes too desperately, to harmonize and mean something big. They don't, but there's real fascination in watching them try.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 1, 2003
An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
August 1, 2003
It is impossible to describe all the rich layers of Northfork, clearly an exhausting labor of love for the Polish brothers who wrote, produced, directed and star in the mystical movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
July 31, 2003
A story so tender, so achingly sweet, you'll forgive the rest of the film its amorphousness.
| Original Score: B
Jack Zink
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 31, 2003
Northfork has a fascinating combination of desolation and fantasy, both visually and emotionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
July 31, 2003
You'll embrace Northfork - or you'll wish they'd flood the town sooner. What you won't deny is that you've seen something unique.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 26, 2003
A beautiful film about the crossroads of life.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 25, 2003
A movie that leaves plenty of room for interpretation.
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 25, 2003
Impenetrable.
| Original Score: 2/4
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