Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Dec 6, 2012
    A pleasure to watch - a spot-on story about the agony and ecstasy of adolescent first love.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 2, 2012
    Though not without its mini-heartbreaks and melancholic turns, North Sea Texas explores emergent sexuality and first love with a refreshing optimism.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Wigley
    Nov 1, 2012
    Drawing affecting performances from a fledgling cast, Defurne's film is a poignant snapshot of square-peg adolescent desire, vibrantly set against a colourful backdrop.
  4. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Nov 1, 2012
    Tender and touching, this gay coming-of-ages story is underpinned by a terrific, subtle turn from newcomer Florizoone.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Nov 1, 2012
    Director Bavo Defurne fills the frame with warm, bright color and the lovely austerity of the Belgian seaside, angling for a soulful, slightly hyperreal comedy rather than the pursuit of a political agenda or a boring awareness-raising endeavor.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 1, 2012
    Pim's withdrawn demeanor and inability to verbalize his emotions - the character is basically one big ache - make it more challenging than it should be to immerse ourselves in his journey.
  7. Reviewed by: Caroline McKenzie
    Oct 31, 2012
    While the film succeeds in creating a beautiful setting and portends of things to come from Defurne, it ultimately fails to give life to its main character - and no tale of pent-up teenage frustration should be as subdued and pretty as this.
  8. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Oct 31, 2012
    There are a million coming-out stories in various naked cities, and filmmaker Bavo Defume's contribution to the genre initially differentiates itself with a vibrant, creatively campy color scheme. Once the visual touches fade away, however, there's nothing to stop the parade of clich├ęs.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    This wonderful rugged coming-of-age drama plays out like a beautiful, yet sometimes tragic, fairytale with plenty of depth and emotion. The end result is touching and will leave you lovesick. Full Review »