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An average movie

Back in the 80’s, Rob Reiner was one of the most successful directors at work. I mean, just check his track-record, it is quite impressive (‘This Spinal Tap’, ‘The Sure Thing’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘When Harry Met Sally...’, ‘Misery’, ‘A Few Good Men’). But then, he made ‘North’. To be honest, I have seen this movie only once and I didn’t think it was that bad after all. I mean, I thought I would watch the worst movie ever made so that’s probably why. Anyway, it was a massive flop, both financially and critically, and it seems that already 20 years later Rob Reiner has still not recovered from the damage. This movie is not one of the better ones he made afterwards but even so, it was barely seen and it was still nothing really amazing. Basically, it is a rather well made and interesting drama about the assassination of a civil rights activist but it was just too straightforward to become really amazing. At the end of the day, you have basically the poor black folks on one side, the evil racist white guys on the other side and the righteous (of course white) lawyer in the middle who is there to save the day. Still, even though it was not great whatsoever, it remains a decent drama and I think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested by the subject.

Added by johanlefourbe
4 years ago on 11 March 2014 08:49