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Aurora Borealis Reviews

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November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2007
What holds Aurora Borealis together is the complex and very realistic relationships between the characters.
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
March 1, 2007
[A] tough, sweet and buoyantly funny drama about how we all grow up in different ways and on different timetables.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2006
A sensitive and touching story about a distressed family and the emotional glue that holds it together.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2006
Predictable but not preachy, its likeable types quirky and familiar, 'Aurora Borealis' is a good if undemanding watch.
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
September 20, 2006
Juliette Lewis makes Aurora Borealis into a funnier, richer, more powerful film than it has any reason to be.
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
September 15, 2006
Fine acting distinguishes Aurora Borealis, a moderately affecting seriocomic character study marred by a weak, tidily resolved third act.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2006
All in all, while this isn't a great film, it's quite nice.
Read More | Original Score: 2.6/5
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
September 15, 2006
A well-acted spiritual drama about love, loss, and transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 14, 2006
Alternately breezy and profound, pic hits enough emotional chords to connect with auds.
September 13, 2006
The movie would be a quality guilty-gloopy pleasure if it weren't so deadly overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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