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Australia (2008)

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1.5 out of 10 Wasting our lives watching an oz tourism film!
GILLIAN from Dublin, 25 Oct 2009
I suffered through this and only made myself watch the whole film as I had bothered to use up one of orders from the screenclick gang! I think this was quite possibly the biggest waste of time ever. Scenery was nice but seemed far too computer animated. Acting was eh not the best! I think every possible Australian cliche phrase that makes even aussies cringe was present. Only good thing was the few nice shots of Hugh. Thats of course when he wasn't acting like the most obviously typical outback
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3 out of 10 Surprised
Emmett from Dublin, 23 Feb 2010
Vibrant cinematography with perfectly suitable acting brings out the theatre nature to this movie that is expected from a Baz film. The main critisism I have of this movie is the structure of the story. There is without doubt two seperate movies going on here. Both fulfill the required flow for their genre but it is too much to ask the audience to see both of them back to back rather then tangetially. All in all I was midly surprised as it surpassed my low expectations. Not a movie though I
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5 out of 10 australia
Mary from Cork, 15 Oct 2009
loved this movie, surprised myself cos I thought it wouldn't impress me, heard so much talk about it, I was renting itjust to see out of curiousity to see what everyones sees in this film. so I was hooked from the very beginning. great story, cute as a button kid, handsome "Drover" and Nicole, (well done).Due to my disability I usually cannot sit and concentrate for so long, but I watched the film from start to finish, and never moved at all.wish there were more movies like this.
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4.5 out of 10 Australia
Jennifer from Donegal, 04 Jun 2009
A really good film.The story takes place through the eyes of a mixed raced aboriginal boy (Nullah).It has action, romance and great scenery.The one theme is in many respects is that the adults all defy the odds for their own reasons-some their intentions are good , others evil.Its a long film but moves at a good pace so one isn't aware of the time passing.I'm slightly biased as I really do enjoy Australian films and thought this was as good as any.
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2 out of 10 oz
JOE from Dublin, 11 Aug 2009
First time I`ve seen Nicole Kidman in a movie and wished someone would shoot her,very annoying in this ,the film itself is a bit of a pantomine,though its not the worst film about It doesn`t bother me that I fell asleep as this just tries too hard,swash buckle type film,with cows,and native australians who having a warning at the start not to be spooked by the voices of ghosts when the witch doctor appears ?......Yes we have no Bannanas !
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What's it about....
Australia is the new film from director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo And Juliet) and stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Australia centers on an English aristocrat, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman), who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still...

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