April 1, 2006
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.
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.
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.
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.