Northfork Reviews

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April 1, 2006
July 16, 2005
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
January 3, 2005
A moody and layered meditation on and evocation of literal and figurative states of purgatory.
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.
March 16, 2004
March 16, 2004
February 9, 2004
Characters talk in solemn monotones, as if the entire drama were taking place in a funeral parlor.
January 9, 2004
November 1, 2003
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.
September 12, 2003
Northfork is visually stunning, thematically rich and, ultimately, about as exciting as watching an old car rust.
September 6, 2003
The art-house version of a summer blockbuster: All style and no substance.
September 1, 2003
Poetry put to pictures.
August 30, 2003
It plays out, dreamlike, often beautifully shot and visually appealing, but seemingly without purpose.
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.
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.
August 21, 2003
This is the strongest, most cohesive film from the brothers Polish.
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