Northfork Synopsis
Six men try to evacuate the remaining residents of a Montana town before an impending flood strikes.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie elegantly mingles drama, comedy, and low-key spiritual resonance. It also has a splendid cast.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There has never been a movie quite like Northfork… The movie is visionary and elegiac, more a fable than a story, and frame by frame,...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Strictly a love it-or-hate-it proposition, it requires viewers to work at a movie with a narrative that could support at least half a dozen...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a film that is mystifying and haunting -- a cool, brotherly vision of the last day and the coming flood, of American dreams and the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This is very much the bargain that Northfork offers an audience: Buy into the brothers' elegiac meditation on angels, Eden, and the death...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Just when the movie seems set to soar, there's a drag factor -- it keeps getting weighed down, if not sunk, by an anchor of ponderousness.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The cinematic equivalent of an elaborate and poetically constructed non sequitur.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An improvement over "Jackpot," but not much. The best thing about it is Nolte, playing the grizzled priest as an angel in his own right. ...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Numbing and inert.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It has that vintage Polish pace, their signature arch pomposity and rhythmless weirdness, only this time the brothers had to go and make a...
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