True North
True North (2006)

Writer/director Steve Hudson patterned his debut feature, True North, after classic Greek tragedy. This bleak and despairing drama concerns the Skipper (Gary Lewis) and Sean (Martin Compston), a father and son from the U.K. who co-pilot a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 11, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eddie Cockrell
Variety

Morally resonant [and] deeply-felt.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Watchable, low budget British drama with strong performances from Compston and Mullan.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

A powerful and thought-provoking film that succeeds equally as sad human drama and compelling thriller.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

A sobering and sad story of the terrible cost of a lack of moral fiber. Not a happy yarn, but it's been well-acted, and afterward you'll feel as if you've been at sea for a week.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

The daily struggles of life at sea, as well as the almost manic revelries indulged in to forget about it, are evoked with dark wit.

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Stella Papamichael
BBC.com

In many ways it's a disturbing story and Hudson offers few gestures of absolution, but those tiny chinks of light are all the more powerful because of it.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film has its moments, but it's a crude, none-too-convincing piece of work that fudges some serious issues.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

If only the characters were a little less stock and the script more waterproofed. Halfway through our journey, the cliches start seeping in.

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Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

A tense thriller with an important social message.

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