Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jun 19, 2014
    100
    It is the work of a director as fascinated by decency as by ugliness, and able to present the chaos of life in a series of pictures that are at once luminously clear and endlessly mysterious.
  2. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jun 17, 2014
    100
    Novelistic is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days, but Diaz’s film more than earns the adjective, and you’d have to go back to Edward Yang’s "Yi Yi" to find another movie that approaches a marathon-length running time yet still makes you wish it were twice as long.
  3. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jun 23, 2014
    91
    It feels as though wherever the camera might be—and however it might be moving—is exactly where it belongs.
  4. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Jun 17, 2014
    90
    Norte tells a big story on a grand scale, but its emphasis, moment by moment, is on the quotidian. It's simplicity that resonates most deeply of all.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Aug 28, 2014
    88
    Some might find the dual conclusions too blunt in their irony, but “Norte” does not try to be consoling. Crazy as Fabian’s ideas seem, they might be the ones that prevail.

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