Beneath The Harvest Sky
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Beneath The Harvest Sky
The official trailer for BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY is now available via Tribeca Film. Making its U.S. debut at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY follows Casper (Emory Cohen, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe, THE GREAT GATSBY), who have been fiercely loyal friends since childhood. Desperate for a way out of their quiet town on the Maine-Canada border, the boys make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road. But when Casper is drawn into drug smuggling with his outlaw father (Aidan Gillen, "The Wire," "Game of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The languid pace effectively communicates the characters' crushing boredom, yet the dramatic interest never flags."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly are documentarians making their fiction debut, and they pack the movie with seemingly authentic, nitty-gritty details about life in the potato country of far northern Maine."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
"The performances in "Beneath the Harvest Sky" are better than the movie itself, an exceedingly derivative teen melodrama that too often loses focus and meanders off on lugubrious tangents with its criminal subplots."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Beneath the Harvest Sky never finds a proper balance between its two halves. They never cohere properly, and the results pitch and lurch rather than harmonize."
‑ Andrew Crump, Movie Mezzanine
"It flourishes in the spaces between the plot's necessary setups and subsequent payoffs, which is nearly enough to redeem the film if not for the narrative going belly up in the third act."
‑ Nick Prigge, Slant Magazine
"While the climax of Beneath the Harvest Sky is a jumble of crosscutting, thunderstorms, and an inconveniently collapsing house, the movie never loses the pulse of people and tragedies it knows too well."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Teenagers in a dead-end town aren't exactly a trailblazing topic."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"A story that unfolds nearly as slowly as the potatoes ripen in the fields, the charismatic performances of the two young leads make all the difference."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, It's Just Movies
"An authentic representation of teenage angst. Beneath the Harvest Sky offers a genuine view of what it's like to grow up in rural poverty."
‑ Casey Cipriani, Movie Mezzanine
"Harvest Sky [has an] overall familiarity, embodied by two lead performances that aren't nearly as specific and detailed as the milieu they inhabit."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"For all its missteps, the film feels authentic. Through thick and thin, it stubbornly maintains a thorny integrity."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Gaudet and Pullapilly have a background in documentaries, and there's a convincing naturalism to their storytelling."
‑ Zachary Wigon, Village Voice
"Casper and Dominic are modern everymen -- theirs are not at all unique experiences, which is why their story resounds so loudly."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"Their leap from fact to fiction doesn't come without a few stumbles on the way, but Gaudet and Pullapilly effectively symbolize a generation that has one foot on the gas and both eyes closed, and if you can appreciate that, your time will not be wasted."
‑ Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist
"...filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly offer up a central character, in the form of Cohen's Casper, that couldn't possibly be more unlikable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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