Australia Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
What a pleasant surprise to discover that the film has earned its sweeping title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
Throw out the beefcake, the Stilton cheese, and the sub-Dynasty empire-building bushwah.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 24, 2011
A funny frankenstein that's worth seeing just to point and laugh at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
"Australia" occasionally stumbles into corny sidesteps like Hugh Jackman's "Oh, crikey" catchphrase. But Baz Luhrmann mythologized his homeland as American directors like John Ford did with Westerns - dramatic-license exaggerations that pay off in droves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Australia is an enchanting throwback to an era of filmmaking which strived to entertain its audiences with dazzling spectacle and melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
Luhrmann just piles quotation mark on top of quotation mark
Anders Wotzke
July 30, 2009
Whilst it's not the masterpiece we so desperately wanted it to be, Australia still manages to be a good time at the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
April 8, 2009
It's a bit overloaded, though I love Luhrmann's obvious enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
March 31, 2009
Here's a film you probably sneered at as its ads played for its mega-plex roll out. I beg you not to let you keep that from now buying the DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Simon Weaving
March 25, 2009
It is a huge film - in scale, scope, look and feel, and of course budget. It is also a huge disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 22, 2009
Sometimes seems to be overwhelmed by Baz Luhrmann's excess, but the strength of his vision, the appeal of his visuals and the skill of his actors keep the film from capsizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 17, 2009
Much like Scorsese's Gangs of New York, it's a film that has been long labored over, and the artist's love of the material is clear, but the inspiration has been lost along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 2, 2009
Recalls the old-fashioned, golden-age Hollywood movie-movies that wrapped forbidden desire, aching heartbreak, personal tragedy, war, adventure and breathtaking thrills in a glittering overlay of movie-star glamor.
Kam Williams
February 28, 2009
Unfortunately, between its predictably and the absence of chemistry between Kidman and Jackman, Australia amounts to little more than an amusing if just as readily-forgettable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 29, 2009
This is a movie for those who say they don't make 'em like they used to.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 24, 2009
A busca de Austrália por uma identidade cinematográfica acaba levando o filme a oscilar perigosamente entre tons terrivelmente díspares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 20, 2009
o Baz Luhrmann htizei enan oyranoksysti apo filodoksies, pairnei to asanser gia tin taratsa kai boytaei sto keno
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David N. Butterworth
January 15, 2009
Unashamedly old-fashioned and corny, if not quite up to the director's usual high standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
January 6, 2009
Did I mention it's really long?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
January 5, 2009
Often beautiful but wildly inconsistent, Australia is none more Baz Luhrmann, which perhaps says it all. Worth a look on the big screen, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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