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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.


Avery Ash
as Michael
Molly Parker
as Aunt Ellen
Andy Jones
as The Guard
Aiden Flynn
as Uncle Ted
Tim Myles
as Lewis
Pamela Morgan
as Mrs. Mackay
Jane Dingle
as Aunt Flo
Mack Furlong
as The Old Fellow
Dave Sullivan
as Mr. Marshall
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Critic Reviews for Hold Fast

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.

April 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.

April 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.

April 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.

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

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