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North Country


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Release Date :

October 21, 2005

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Director :

Niki Caro

Starring :

Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jeremy Renner, Brad Henke, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean, Michelle Monaghan, Richard Jenkins

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5 of 10

“..The whole thing has a been-there-done-that feel..”
by Liam Cullin [Empire Movies]
“..the feel-good downer of the year..”
by Beth Mcarthur [Georgia Straight]
“..suffers such a bizarre failure of nerve..”
by Jessica Winter [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..stirring and emotionally forceful..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
1.5 of 4

“..shortsighted soap opera..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
3 of 4

“..pays off so well in potent moments..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
4 of 5

“..is thought provoking long after it's over..”
by David Levine [Filmcritic]
4 of 5

“..grabs you by the throat and refuses to let you go..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3.5 of 4

“..Caro makes this woman's story fresher and more resoundingly urgent than shopworn..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
10 of 10

“..an exceptional sophomore effort from Niki "Whale Rider" Caro...”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
4 of 5

“..a very good movie..”
by Bob Grimm [Sacramento News & Review]
4 of 4

“..a throwback to the great social-reform movies of the past..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
“..a thoroughly competent and polished work...”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..a shrewdly crafted soap opera..”
by Kevin Courrier [Boxoffice Magazine]
2.5 of 4

“..a powerfully acted and exquisitely realized melodrama..”
by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2.5 of 4

“..a potentially great movie--with talent and plot points to spare--that settles for being just okay...”
by Jessica Reaves [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 4

“..a memorable and satisfying cinematic experience...”
by Gary Goldstein [Reel]
3.5 of 5

“..a major disappointment..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
5 of 8

“..a great story and features another stellar turn by Theron..”
by Vickie [Moviepie]
2 of 5

“..a film that is so simple-minded that it's nothing short of condescending..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
4.5 of 5
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4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Steve Moreau [The Cinema Source]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tom Meek [The Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
Reviewed by Ian Grey [Orlando Weekly]

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