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Based on 39 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Any similarities between Josey and Lois Jenson, the real woman who made Eveleth Mines pay for their sins in a landmark 1988 class-action suit, are purely coincidental. Instead, we get a TV-movie fantasy of female empowerment glazed with soap-opera theatrics. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Richard Jenkins gives the standout supporting performance, worthy of Oscar consideration, as Josey's father, a miner unable to conceal his anger at his daughter for having a child out of wedlock and, now, creating dissension at his workplace. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The milieu here is unforgiving, which makes fighting for basic rights important. You get a sense of why Bob Dylan -- who performs on this soundtrack -- wanted to bolt this frigid part of the map. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A long, slow slog through what could have been, and should have been, a more absorbing story. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What gives North Country urgency is that it's about how a man comes to understand that it's bad for him and for his community to deny his daughter privileges and prerogatives he'd grant his son. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    North Country may be a simplistic account of a hard-won battle, but it will have audiences cheering. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The issue of sexual politics so dominates the story that it's a relief when an emotional showdown involves family rather than workplace issues. Not so surprisingly, these are the movie's best scenes. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    After "Monster," here is another extraordinary role from an actress [Theron] who has the beauty of a fashion model but has found resources within herself for these powerful roles about unglamorous women in the world of men. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A classic social drama in the proud tradition of "Norma Rae," "Silkwood" and "Erin Brockovich." show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It infuriated me. It broke my heart. It convinced me that Caro, who's from New Zealand, is a strong, clear-voiced filmmaker show more

  • February 26, 2011 san5300
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    great m ovie great acting important story

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