With the film due for release in UK cinemas today, Norfolk is being met with positive critical acclaim. The film will be screened throughout September and October in Norwich, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Orkney, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Film and TV Now awards the film 4 stars, describing it as an "accomplished piece of British drama" which "is certainly going to provide some food for thought."
"Radich certainly has a bright future in cinema and has a good general affinity for bringing out the best in both his cast and crew."
"What also impresses is the deeper psychological focus that characters seem to possess, willingly accepting certain hard truths about the heart of their existence."
BFI features an interview with Martin Radich in which he explores the original inspiration for the story and its setting:
"While Radich had a clear and uncompromising vision for his film from the off[...]he was also heavily influenced by the Norfolk landscape, which plays a key role in the story. “It’s a beautiful place,” he says. “You go there and somehow it naturally fills the space. You don’t necessarily have to work too hard at it.”
Screen Relish praises the film's performances:
"Denis Ménochet is captivating as the Man, raw and blunt"
"NORFOLK is worth the watch, if only to see Ménochet and Keoghan shine in its bizarre landscape."
Dirty Movies also gives the film 4 stars:
"Martin Radich’s second feature is a breathtaking thriller."
"The virtuosic camera work portrays well the intense and dramatic moments between father and son. Close-ups and medium close-ups reveal the frustration, anger and intensity of the characters"
"The protagonists are outstanding: their taut and yet dynamic looks captivate the audience, and expose the frenetic state of the characters."