North Country
North Country (2005)

This true story centers on Lori Jenson, who took a job at a Minnesota iron mine in 1975. She and other female miners endured harassment from male co-workers, ranging from verbal taunts to pornographic graffiti and worse. Jenson eventually… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 21, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though sometimes melodramatic and formulaic, North Country is nonetheless a rousing, powerful story of courage and humanity.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

You cannot help being stirred by the reach and depth, the constant rebuffs to sloppiness, of a strong ensemble.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

If there was ever any thought that perhaps Whale Rider was a fluke, North Country should erase all doubt.

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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

Yet Theron's steady performance allows you to see something in Josey that baulks at her victim status.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Though the dirt and grime in North Country are artfully applied, it's purely cosmetic and skin-deep.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

North Country delivers an emotional wallop and a couple of performances worthy of recognition come award time.

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Betsy Sherman
Arts Fuse

North Country gives superb dramatic life to a fictionalized version of the first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit in the U.S.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

North Country does a good job in ratcheting up the tension and unfairness until the audience is brought to the breaking point.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

issue movie that blatantly examines power and sexual harassment in the workplace

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A female mine worker faces brutal sexual harassment and leads the way for the first U.S. class action lawsuit in such a case. Bill Maher issued a "New… More
Dan Schultz
An ambitious but ultimately too flawed and cheap feeling story chronicling a courageous women during extremely difficult times. For the first hour and a half, I… More
Alex roy
North Country is a terrific drama film about the first sexual harassment law suit. A harsh story the treatment of women in the Minnesota Mines. Charlize Theron… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
Even though it's a little too melodramatic at times, NORTH COUNTRY is poignant and intense, mainly because of its incredible cast, whose performances make… More
Jens S.
The true story of a female mine worker of the 70s who fought for sexual harassment laws and equality at her working place. The cast is excellent down to the… More
familiar stranger
Though the movie hardly has anything that can be classified as completely distinguishing, it's the execution that makes it incredibly wonderful. The acting… More

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