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Refuge (2014)



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This heartwarming romance finds Amy (Krysten Ritter of VERONICA MARS) as a young woman raising her two, slightly younger, but overly needy siblings. Amy has to balance her personal life with her responsibilities. But when Sam (Brian Geraghty of BOARDWALK EMPIRE and TRUE BLOOD), a young handsome stranger rolls into town, he becomes entrenched in the family while he and Amy, against all odds, begin to create a life they never thought possible.

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Critic Reviews for Refuge

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

The central characters' coupledom might bring them a safe haven, but audiences will be left out in the cold.

April 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Just as unsatisfying and unrealistic as a happily-ever-after story about a damsel and a prince she has barely met.

March 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Jessica Goldberg's sluggish directorial debut feels like a leftover from the 1990s, when dank indie dramas littered film-festival lineups.

March 27, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Even at its well-meaning best, Refuge is listless.

March 25, 2014 | Full Review…

The problem with the film isn't the contrivance of its premise, it's that writer-director Jessica Goldberg doesn't know it's contrived.

March 25, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Refuge opens like many a character-driven indie of a certain budget and ambition, but develops into a beautiful subtle character study led convincingly by the four performances at its core.

June 7, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Refuge

Very slight, but lovely film. I really liked it a lot. The story is a young woman, played by Krysten Ritter (I really am starting to like her a lot as an actress), has returned from college to her small town home to care for her younger brother and sister after the death of her parents. She meets a guy who is passing through, and the damaged pair form a relationship. It's not a fairytale, and nothing amazing happens, but it is a sweet movie. Very brief at 80 minutes. I was sorry to see it end. I really felt for all these characters and believed them.

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