The predictability is draining, hurting the lasting impact of this strange tale of unlikely musicianship. However, there's a curious spirit to the feature that makes it something to enjoy.
| Original Score: B-
Broken Hill, with its picture-postcard shots of the vast Outback, looks good and fills a niche for families.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
For all its flaws and despite the limiting premise, this music-themed drama works better than it should.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pleasant in a flavored-rice-cakes kind of way.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's a picture with the ambitions of a Billy Elliot but the execution of an August Rush.
| Original Score: 2/5
A hopelessly cliche-ridden tale that wouldn't be out of place on a family-oriented cable channel but is several sizes too small for the big screen.
| Original Score: C-