North
North (1994)

A boy divorces his parents in this comic fantasy for the family. North (Elijah Wood) is the sort of kid most parents dream of -- he's bright, well-behaved, a good student, and a great baseball player. But North's Mom and Dad (Julia… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 4, 1995
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

The amalgams of TV stereotypes that satirize foreign and regional cultures are embarrassing.

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Leonard Klady
Variety

The intrinsic failure of Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman's script is that it tips its hand from the start.

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Film4

There's schmaltz a-plenty and the odd, rare laugh but even the normally dependable Wood lacks enthusiasm.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's a prime example of what can happen when hip, slightly cynical establishment filmmakers try to make a deeply sentimental movie.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Reiner is undecided just how fantastically he should treat this ludicrous plotline. Added to which there's a dire musical number, a silly thriller subplot, and much maudlin didacticism from narrator Willis in various guardian angel (dis)guises. Misery.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The screenplay by Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman packs more on-target social satire than any film in recent memory, and zesty performances keep it clicking along at a rapid pace.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

How could director Rob Reiner, whose touch for what pleases a mass audience is usually unfailing, have strayed this far?

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

North, a playful modern fable about a boy in search of new parents, doesn't always work, but much of it is clever in amusingly unpredictable ways.

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Unfunny. Boring. Endless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Marc Lewis
I love Elijah Wood. In fact, he is one of my favorite actors. His performances in "The Good Son", "Happy Feet" and "The Lord of the… More
Jason Owens
Only movie I've ever seen Roger Ebert give zero stars too...why? It's not one of the best movies by a long shot, but it's average enough.
Alex roy
Every director suffers from one very bad film throughout his career in the case of Rob Reiner, that film is North. I remember watching this film when I was… More
Dean McKenna
Neglected "perfect son" Elijah Wood decides to become a free agent and trade in his parents for a more attentive couple, in this unsatisfying… More
Lucas Martins
Criative story, bad film. It's not so terrible like say, but still a crap. Rob Reiner's Unmasterpiece.
Sean Nasuti
What do you get with a film that's so bad that Siskel and Ebert named it the worst movie they've ever seen in the time they've worked on their… More