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North Country

HD   R Closed Captioning

Niki Caro

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About the Movie

When Josey Aimes (Academy Award winner CHARLIZE THERON) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighborhoods with a common thread.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 172
  • Fresh: 118
  • Rotten: 54
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Though the dirt and grime in North Country are artfully applied, it's purely cosmetic and skin-deep. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Frances McDormand, as the lone female union rep, and Richard Jenkins, as Josie's angry miner dad, cut through the predictability. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Mar 13, 2018

Fresh: You cannot help being stirred by the reach and depth, the constant rebuffs to sloppiness, of a strong ensemble. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Oct 25, 2005

Fresh: North Country delivers an emotional wallop and a couple of performances worthy of recognition come award time. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

North Country

One of the most disturbing films I have seen in that it is based on a true story. So hard to fathom, but know it happens every day, the nature and extent of the sexual harassment that existed in that company. A well told story. Beautiful performances by Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, and Sissy Spacek. Great film.

Great movie

Having worked in the 1980's in a male dominated field, I can say this harassment happened daily. Women in the workplace not being taken seriously and considered "nuts or sluts" if you complained. This should be shown in every classroom in America. Great acting job from everyone. I was very impressed with the movie and the fact that it's a true story.

Proud depiction of overcoming virulent sexism

This film deserves five stars from every angle: screenplay, directing, editing, cinematography, soundtrack, acting, ethics. It was a project of Participant Media, which “…believes that a good story well told can truly make a difference in how one sees the world.”

Misogyny has been endemic in western cultures since long before all those living were born. We are overcoming it over a span of generations. Films like this are part of the solution. Brava.

North Country
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2005

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