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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 of his Catskills home. His sheltered, off-the-grid childhood is over, and a new life on the move has begun. As Atticus wanders the woods in a daze, relying on whatever food and shelter he can find, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur. When he encounters Carter, a scruffy, pot smoking drifter who lives out of his car and sells necklaces at music festivals, Atticus latches on. The two form a wary alliance, and as their dependence upon each other grows, neither is quite sure he is making the right decision.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Fresh: Thoughtful and touching ...
Fresh: Writer-director Tom Gilroy has worked with Yelich previously and makes his youthful character the quiet, watchful center of this 2013 indie drama.
Fresh: 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.
If you're into indie films with a beautiful storyline that flows as you watch it, then this is a must see movie for you!
A RARE GEM, TOUCHING
I must say that when it comes to movies anymore,i steer away. I am glad however this was an indie with at least 1 other review. This is by no means a kids movie, however i would let my 15 yr. old watch this. This is not a fast full of action movie,it is peacefull with a beautiful message. You never know who the messager, as long as it speaks to you with avulnerable,all walls down message we all need to hear at some point.Also i want to thank the main character,hope to see more of you. The cgi is amazing,beautiful shots of nature.