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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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Silas Yelich
as Atticus
Maggie Low
as Maggie
Nick Sandow
as Foreman
Tim Quinn
as Hunter
Andrew Van Dusen
as Man with Gun
Peter Rufa
as Grillman
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

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

Full Review… | May 29, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
AV Club
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As written and directed by Tom Gilroy, it consists entirely of discoveries.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
New York Times
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"The Cold Lands" is aimless and dull, but has a rich tone and upstate authenticity.

Full Review… | March 13, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Thoughtful and touching ...

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
Village Voice
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Good if somewhat slow paced movie that really doesn't go anywhere, but that's the point. Extra kudos for the upstate NY setting.

Joe Moran
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