Hold Fast

2013

Hold Fast (2013)

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An orphaned 14-year-old boy is sent to live with his aunt and uncle, but he feels like he doesn't fit in at his new home or school. After getting in a fight with a bully, he and his cousin run away to an abandoned national park in order to find a sense of belonging.

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

An often-poignant, smartly scripted journey, ably carried on the slim shoulders of a pair of young newcomers who appear poised for bigger things.

Apr 21, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A workmanlike movie adaptation of Kevin Major's well-known Canadian young adult novel - a book compared by some critics to The Catcher in the Rye.

Apr 18, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The classic coming-of-age story lives or dies on the strength of its on-screen protagonist. Thankfully, Hold Fast features a powerful performance by 14-year-old Avery Ash.

Apr 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

Young Avery Ash, however, is a strong presence who grows on you, and aside from one sequence, the skinning of a rabbit, the movie provides a smooth and untroubled transition to reconciliation. And Newfoundland never looked better.

Apr 17, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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