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Aurora Borealis Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
What holds Aurora Borealis together is the complex and very realistic relationships between the characters.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 10, 2007
What looks like a goopy, disease-of-the-week movie about Alzheimer's turns out to be a surprisingly well crafted, beautifully acted movie.
March 31, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
[A] tough, sweet and buoyantly funny drama about how we all grow up in different ways and on different timetables.
Top Critic
Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2006
Every bromide, plot twist and stock character arrives right on time and, to give director James Burke his due, function as well as they ever have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 28, 2006
Boyd's observant script (Minneapolis guy: 'St. What?' Kate: 'St. Paul. It's on the other side of the river.') and fine acting smooth over most of the rough edges.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 28, 2006
A sensitive and touching story about a distressed family and the emotional glue that holds it together.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 22, 2006
Predictable but not preachy, its likeable types quirky and familiar, 'Aurora Borealis' is a good if undemanding watch.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2006
Most successful in capturing the emotional elements of its story, the film relies on its excellent cast to balance out sketchily drawn characters and the unfortunate obviousness of its plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
September 20, 2006
Juliette Lewis makes Aurora Borealis into a funnier, richer, more powerful film than it has any reason to be.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
September 15, 2006
The real surprise here is Lewis, who seems to have finally hit on a role that balances her usual flakiness with smarts and an offbeat poignancy, and she delivers the strongest work of her adult career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Timothy Knight
September 15, 2006
Fine acting distinguishes Aurora Borealis, a moderately affecting seriocomic character study marred by a weak, tidily resolved third act.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 15, 2006
All in all, while this isn't a great film, it's quite nice.
| Original Score: 2.6/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 15, 2006
The latest Dawson's Creek alumnus to break out of his WB bonds, Joshua Jackson proves himself all grown up in this sweetly scrappy indie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 15, 2006
A well-acted spiritual drama about love, loss, and transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
September 15, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
September 14, 2006
Alternately breezy and profound, pic hits enough emotional chords to connect with auds.
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
September 13, 2006
The movie would be a quality guilty-gloopy pleasure if it weren't so deadly overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Harvey S. Karten
September 12, 2006
Features a theatrically brilliant performance from Donald Sutherland as an elderly man with suicidal impulses.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
October 30, 2006
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
September 22, 2006
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