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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A pleasure to watch - a spot-on story about the agony and ecstasy of adolescent first love. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    While the film succeeds in creating a beautiful setting and portends of things to come from Defurne, it ultimately fails to give life to its main character - and no tale of pent-up teenage frustration should be as subdued and pretty as this. show more

  • 80
    Total Film

    Drawing affecting performances from a fledgling cast, Defurne's film is a poignant snapshot of square-peg adolescent desire, vibrantly set against a colourful backdrop. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    Tender and touching, this gay coming-of-ages story is underpinned by a terrific, subtle turn from newcomer Florizoone. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    There are a million coming-out stories in various naked cities, and filmmaker Bavo Defume's contribution to the genre initially differentiates itself with a vibrant, creatively campy color scheme. Once the visual touches fade away, however, there's nothing to stop the parade of clichés. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Director Bavo Defurne fills the frame with warm, bright color and the lovely austerity of the Belgian seaside, angling for a soulful, slightly hyperreal comedy rather than the pursuit of a political agenda or a boring awareness-raising endeavor. show more

  • 70
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Though not without its mini-heartbreaks and melancholic turns, North Sea Texas explores emergent sexuality and first love with a refreshing optimism. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Pim's withdrawn demeanor and inability to verbalize his emotions - the character is basically one big ache - make it more challenging than it should be to immerse ourselves in his journey. show more

  • June 03, 2013 ap00000000151402
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    Whats the fascination with homoerotic films and tv shows? I don\'t mind what people do but the over saturation of this stuff is pretty gross imo. That and every TV show has to have a gay couple or it just isn\'t complete anymore... again nasty.

  • March 31, 2013 of00000000142804
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    A great story of love and life, with a subtle flavour of the golden times of the past :)

  • March 05, 2013 pi00000000140836
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    mkanet -- You should take a diversity class. Learn to accept people. Just because your a bigoted homophobic ****, doesn\'t mean they should put this movie in some special section. You should be teaching your kids its alright to be gay, Its just bad parenting in this day and age.

  • March 02, 2013 qz00000000139513
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    nice example daddy downloader....keep drawing your lines.

  • February 28, 2013 mkanet
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    They really need to put gay movies in a separate section; such as special interests. Not really appropriate; nor something I would want my underaged kids to see.

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