October 20th, 2005

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Enemy Mine/Iron Miner's Daughter - reviews - minor spoilerish info

Sean Bean in 'North Country'Posted on Thu, Oct. 20, 2005

Enemy mine

Riveting 'North Country' delves into sexual harassment and ultimately redemption at Minnesota iron mine


The Orlando Sentinel

The Iron Range of northern Minnesota is a barren tundra, a snowscape gouged by gaping wounds in the land, open pit mines worked by men as hard as their surroundings.

It's conservative, polka-listening, hockey-playing country. And it's a very strange place to set a national precedent for sexual harassment law.Collapse )
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usual plot spoilers for a review - FLIGHTPLAN - Warning: turbulence ahead

Sean Bean as Capt. Rich in FLIGHTPLANFLIGHTPLAN - Warning: turbulence ahead
Melanie Daly
Thu, 20 Oct 2005

The initial impression of this film as a taut and intelligent thriller only serves to make it look worse in the long run when it degenerates into a typical piece of Hollywood "cloak and dagger" gumpf as it tries to be too clever for its own good and really only ends up looking messy.

That's not to say that it's without merit: the first hour or so sets up a fascinating premise for what could have become one of the most interesting psychological thrillers of the year. Add to that the considerable acting talents of Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and the sneaky insertion of Sean Bean and there seems little that can go wrong. But it does… after about an hour precisely.Collapse )