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Hold Fast

2013 Drama List
Reviews 67% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Two teenage boys run away from an unhappy home and make a journey of self-discovery in the Newfoundland wilderness. Read More Read Less

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Linda Barnard Toronto Star An often-poignant, smartly scripted journey, ably carried on the slim shoulders of a pair of young newcomers who appear poised for bigger things. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 21, 2014 Full Review Adam Nayman Globe and Mail 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. Rated: 2/4 Apr 18, 2014 Full Review Chris Knight National Post 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. Rated: 3/4 Apr 17, 2014 Full Review Jay Stone Canada.com 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Apr 17, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member An adaptation of the Canadian young adult novel oft compared to "Catcher in the Rye". It's workmanlike and suffers a great deal from losing the POV of the main character. The Newfoundland landscapes are nice to look at, but the film is instantly forgettable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Two teenage boys run away from an unhappy home and make a journey of self-discovery in the Newfoundland wilderness.
Director
Justin Simms
Producer
Judy Holm, Rosemary House, Michael McNamara
Screenwriter
Rosemary House
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English