Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 1, 2014
    60
    Beneath the Harvest Sky reaches a dramatic climax that is so rushed and confusing, you are left scratching your head. But for all its missteps, the film feels authentic. Through thick and thin, it stubbornly maintains a thorny integrity.
  2. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Apr 23, 2014
    60
    The rock-solid bond between the film’s two drifting 17-year-olds... is the film’s undeniable highlight but the true depth of their friendship crystallizes quite late and is too often obscured by a subplot involving minor characters caught up in a cross-border drug running operation.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Apr 30, 2014
    50
    Directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly overload their too-long film with subplots. Yet the actors — including a terrific Aiden Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) as Casper’s no-good father — perform as though unaware that any of this is a cliché.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Apr 23, 2014
    50
    Cohen and McAuliffe fail to distinguish their characters from the umpteen previous iterations of “sensible guy and his hotheaded best friend,” and the film winds up less interested in their relationship than in the compelling details of the smuggling operation, with which they’re only tangentially associated.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 3, 2014
    8
    Excellent but depressing as F.

    This is one of the best coming of age films I've seen this year. Great performances specifically from the
    Excellent but depressing as F.

    This is one of the best coming of age films I've seen this year. Great performances specifically from the young lead.

    It won't have you weeping like Fault in Our Stars but leaves you with an empty feeling.
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