“I was very impressed with Hildreth’s acting… He has that rare gift of being still enough to communicate with the camera
 and grand enough to send his life force out into the far reaches of his audience. I highly recommend this movie!”

– Arleen Lorrance
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“Markedly superior to current Hollywood fare… 
Beautifully cast and well-scripted… photography is…so breathtaking”
James Verniere, Boston Herald (click here for .pdf version)

“Thomas Hildreth’s… performance is strong, breathing life into this pivotal role”
Michael Brunk, Past The Popcorn 
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“A noble entry into the real world of timeless and truly independent American cinema.”
– Ted Fry, Seattle Times (click here for .pdf version)

“…original story… breathtaking cinematography…  infinite appeal… acting talent… there is plenty here to love”
– WGBH’s Greater Boston

“…’Islander’ is the very best I’ve seen.”

– Marty Meltz, Portland Press Herald
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“intelligent and compelling drama”
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter 
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“deeply felt performance”
Justin Chang,
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“every interaction is emotionally charged”
Brent Simon, Now Playing Magazine
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” ‘Islander’ rises to that state where lovers of good movies like to dwell”

– Joan Ellis, (click here for .pdf version)

“powerfully portrays lobstermen and the fishing community of Vinalhaven”
Bly Lauritano-Werner, The Phoenix Movies
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“breathtaking cinematography… It may well become a home library classic”

– Laurel Brauns, The Wire
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“Enoch, brilliantly and brutally played by Thomas Hildreth…”
– Beatrice Williams-Rude, NY Press Club

“wittily and dastardly played by Thomas Hildreth”
– Larry Litt, NY Theatre Wire