• Released
  • March 14, 2014
  • (Limited, NY)
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • Drama
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The Cold Lands Synopsis
A boy runs away after his mother's death and takes up with an unpredictable drifter in the woods.

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RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
The Cold Lands is less a story than an experience, and that, as such, anything one might say about it could be considered a spoiler.
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80

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
In the thoughtful and touching coming-of-age tale The Cold Lands, writer-director Tom Gilroy examines self-reliance as a philosophy and way...
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67

The A.V. Club

By Todd VanDerWerff
Burdened with tangential musings, The Cold Lands is at its most effective when grappling with those who believe themselves so self-reliant...
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60

The Dissolve

By Sam Adams
The Cold Lands goes flat in this middle section. Gilroy’s visual style is strong, but he doesn’t frame the images to chart Atticus’...
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60

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
The Cold Lands feels as if it were just taking hold when it reaches the end of the road.
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40

New York Daily News

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