The North Water: Miniseries

The North Water: Miniseries

The North Water: Miniseries

Colin Farrell and Jack O' Connell (Unbroken) lead this five-episode miniseries set on a whaling ship, where a journey to the Arctic becomes a fight for survival. More

Henry Drax (Farrell) is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner (O'Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

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The North Water: Miniseries | Reviews

Ahoy, darkness my old friend: Colin Farrell shivers me timbers in this brutish harpooning voyage. Production values are both grisly and wondrous.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Strong performances and stunning locations butt up against a familiar nautical tale.

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Variety

Variety

A bracing plunge into inhumanity that’ll stick with you after its running time melts away.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(The North Water) wastes too much effort trying to discover profound significance rather than fortifying its lacklustre characters.

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IGN

IGN

The main characters are easily distinguishable and the story is a very human one without losing any pulpy intensity.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Perhaps a little longer and a little more restrained than it needed to be.

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Decider

Decider

Farrell has played a variety of roles in his career, but seeing him play Drax still feels like a welcome departure from his norm.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

This might be Farrell's best work yet.

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