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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

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"You cannot help being stirred by the reach and depth, the constant rebuffs to sloppiness, of a strong ensemble."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"If there was ever any thought that perhaps Whale Rider was a fluke, North Country should erase all doubt."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"issue movie that blatantly examines power and sexual harassment in the workplace"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The road to cinematic hell is paved with this sort of banal effort borne of bland good expectations."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"Works as both deep focus on a critical historical moment, and a more intimate and sorrowful tale about growing up female in America."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"Though the dirt and grime in North Country are artfully applied, it's purely cosmetic and skin-deep."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"North Country delivers an emotional wallop and a couple of performances worthy of recognition come award time."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"North Country is the unfortunately overly-dramatized Hollywood version of a story that has a chance at being truly important and even uplifting, but thanks to extreme heavy-handedness, ends up being mostly shrill instead."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Would have you believe it's no more complex than a playground quarrel between boys, girls, and cooties."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Though tough and heavy-handed at times, North Country is engaging -- not one of those films about an important subject matter that you feel you should watch."
‑ Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today
"North Country does a good job in ratcheting up the tension and unfairness until the audience is brought to the breaking point."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"She's [Caro] got a good story to tell (based, loosely, on a real-life case), and a marvelous cast to help her tell it."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"So "inspirational" it should mate with Cinderella Man and give birth to a litter of baby Oscars"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"While the performances are flawless, Michael Seitzman's screenplay is embarrassingly sophomoric, so much so that the film's denouement completely obliterates its feminist message."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"...there's little doubt that the movie would not come off even remotely as well as it ultimately does were it not for the effectiveness of the cast."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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