North Country

North Country

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All she wanted was to make a living. Instead she made history.

Whale Rider director Niki Caro's Hollywood debut is a courtroom drama inspired by the first major sexual harrassment case in the U.S., Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines. Stars Charlize Theron in an Oscar-nominated role.

Directed by

Written by

  • Michael Seitzman
  • (based on the book 'Class Action' by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler)



Rating: R13 Violence, offensive language and sexual references.


Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)


North Country is one of those movies that stir you up and make you mad, because it dramatizes practices you've heard about but never really visualized.

Empire (UK)


Undermined by the totally absurd courtroom climactics.

New York Times


A wobbly fiction about a real pioneering sex-discrimination case, North Country is an unabashed vehicle for its modestly de-glammed star, Charlize Theron.

The Guardian (UK)


In real life, it's an inspiring story, but this movie is pathetically scared of alienating the male audience demographic...

Total Film (UK)


Niki Caro's Hollywood debut is as well-acted as Whale Rider. But it lacks the spine to match its leading lady's richly layered contribution.

Variety (USA)


An emotionally potent story told with great dignity...