Northern Borders
Northern Borders (2015)

A 10-year-old boy comes of age after moving to his grandparents' Vermont farm in the 1950s. As the annual maple-syrup festival draws near, his grandparents quarrel and the FBI questions his aunt about her alleged involvement in a recent… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 16, 2015
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2015
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Craven's erratic tonal shifts from the whimsical to the sentimental trip up the episodic plot.

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Michael Nordine
Village Voice

Sad family secrets abound on the secluded homestead in Jay Craven's adaptation of the novel by Frank Mosher, and though these mini-revelations go a long way ... it doesn't make their complicated dynamic much more involving.

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Graham Fuller
New York Daily News

The movie's a charmer with sense of integrity.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The coming-of-age of a patient and resilient boy during his stay with his eccentric grandparents in Vermont.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The most interesting thing about the movie is its origin story.

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