The Cold Lands

2014

The Cold Lands (2014)

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When his fiercely self-reliant mother dies unexpectedly, eleven year-old Atticus is wary of the authorities and flees deep into the forests surrounding his Catskills home. Wandering the woods in shock, relying on what meager food and shelter he comes across, Atticus' grasp on reality begins to fray. His sheltered, off-the-grid childhood dissolves into a directionless life on the move, avoiding other people while trying to differentiate between reality and fantasy. (c) CineReach

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Writer-director Tom Gilroy has worked with Yelich previously and makes his youthful character the quiet, watchful center of this 2013 indie drama.

May 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Gilroy takes all of this to a more realistic, more interesting place, and he manages to find an ending for the story that offers a touch of optimism but doesn't feel like a cheat.

Mar 14, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

As written and directed by Tom Gilroy, it consists entirely of discoveries.

Mar 14, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Mr. Yelich is even more emotionally reticent than this central character requires, and "The Cold Lands" feels as if it were just taking hold when it reaches the end of the road.

Mar 14, 2014 | Full Review…

"The Cold Lands" is aimless and dull, but has a rich tone and upstate authenticity.

Mar 13, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Thoughtful and touching ...

Mar 11, 2014 | Full Review…

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