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Northfork Reviews

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Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2005
A moody and layered meditation on and evocation of literal and figurative states of purgatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
May 21, 2004
It's a recipe for magical realism, and the Polish brothers deliver with a stunning cinematic statement.
Kent Turner
April 19, 2004
This droll surrealistic fantasy is like a gentler David Lynch hallucination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
September 1, 2003
Poetry put to pictures.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 21, 2003
This is the strongest, most cohesive film from the brothers Polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 19, 2003
Northfork will give you food for reflection or a case of the hives.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 10, 2003
Funny and alive and visually delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
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
August 5, 2003
What the brothers lack in discipline, they make up for in visual inventiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Top Critic
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.
Full Review | 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.
Full Review | 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
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
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004

April 9, 2004
Darwyn Carson
February 25, 2004
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
September 13, 2003

Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2003

Boston Phoenix
August 2, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 1, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
July 28, 2003
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