Northfork Reviews

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April 1, 2006
March 16, 2004
August 10, 2003
Funny and alive and visually delightful.
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
For me, the Polish brothers marched down a road leading nowhere.
August 7, 2003
A compelling juxtaposition of the poignant and the bizarre, a movie that tosses moviemaking rules into the nearest Cuisinart.
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.
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.
August 1, 2003
An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
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.
July 31, 2003
A story so tender, so achingly sweet, you'll forgive the rest of the film its amorphousness.
July 25, 2003
Impenetrable.
July 25, 2003
Too self-indulgent.
July 25, 2003
Though the Polish brothers are saying good-bye to the heartland with the conclusion of Northfork, you may feel as if you've beat them out of town.
July 24, 2003
A powerful, surreal fable, one that requires a small amount of patience from the viewer in exchange for a moving experience.
July 22, 2003
Possesses an undeniable, haunting grandeur.
July 22, 2003
Numbing and inert.
July 22, 2003
Weighed down, if not sunk, by an anchor of ponderousness.
July 22, 2003
You may resist Northfork, but I doubt you'll be able to forget it.
July 22, 2003
In devoting all of their efforts towards the film's look and feel, co-creators Mark and Michael Polish have crafted a motion picture that is static, occasionally opaque, and, worst of all, boring.
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