Northfork (2003)

What was once a brave frontier town has become a haven for enlightened oddballs in this unusual drama from director Michael Polish, written in collaboration with his twin brother, Mark Polish. Northfork is a small town in Montana which, in… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 11, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 30, 2003
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually poetic, but may be too dramatically inert for some.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

For me, the Polish brothers marched down a road leading nowhere.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a tone poem of a movie, more visual than coherent. As such, what it's about is less important than the spell it casts.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a transcendent tone poem, an arrangement in dun and gray marred only slightly by the brothers' insistence on the occasional tin-ear joke

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

A compelling juxtaposition of the poignant and the bizarre, a movie that tosses moviemaking rules into the nearest Cuisinart.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.

Michael Dequina

A moody and layered meditation on and evocation of literal and figurative states of purgatory.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For those on its peculiar wavelength, everything fits. For those who aren't, it's a painful piece of self-impressed drivel. Either way, you'll know you've been to the movies.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

It is impossible to describe all the rich layers of Northfork, clearly an exhausting labor of love for the Polish brothers who wrote, produced, directed and star in the mystical movie.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

With the pacing of a death march and the theological heft of Angels in the Outfield, this feel-bad extravaganza is 2003's Exhibit A of why people avoid arthouse cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
In 1955, officials try to convince reluctant residents of Northfork, Montana (one of who has built an ark) to leave before the town is flooded by new dam… More
Nate Zoebl
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Bruce Bruce
What the Hell was I watching. Two Stars
Neum Daddy
20 of my finest legions of waffle troops were savagely consumed with little consideration given to their tasty legs. Such a disgraceful way to go. For a waffle… More
Arash Xak
"There's nothing fowl about these wings"
Sunil Jawahir
Doesn't explain half of the things that are going on in the movie. Boo.