Northfork Reviews

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July 16, 2005
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.
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
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.
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'...
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.
August 7, 2003
Beware of smarty-pants filmmakers run amok in small-town America.
August 7, 2003
For me, the Polish brothers marched down a road leading nowhere.
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.
August 1, 2003
An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
July 27, 2003
July 25, 2003
Impenetrable.
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