Jindabyne Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 17, 2007
Less a moral dilemma than a meditation on the differences between men and women in matters of social decorum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Intense relationship drama for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 3, 2007
While it's most certainly not light viewing, and it's entirely devoid of 'Hollywood moments', this is a fine, intelligent, troubling film.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 3, 2007
The film is novelistic in its nuance, in the patience of its storytelling and in the complexity of its mostly unhappy characters.
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 29, 2007
"I do just what I want to do/ I want everything and I want you, too/I wish I could explain to you/But the things men without women do/You just don't understand."
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
The filmmakers do not feel the need to fill in every single blank for viewers by the time the credits roll. Just as in reality, these characters' problems are not going to be solved with the wave of a magic wand; there are no short cuts to happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
June 20, 2007
The movie's remaining revelations build slowly into a set of surprisingly powerful emotional beats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 19, 2007
Impressively directed, thoroughly engaging drama with terrific performances and a superb script. This is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 14, 2007
Jindabyne is not about just one murder but about the death by a thousand cuts that happens in its aftermath.
| Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 12, 2007
Apart from a contrived ending, Jindabyne comes as close as can be to a perfect drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 8, 2007
A fish tale worth telling and worth hearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
June 8, 2007
It's safe to describe Jindabyne as a haunted movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 8, 2007
A tense and spare examination of how these married people relate to each other after years of pain, mistrust and secrets have taken their toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly
June 7, 2007
Thanks to Beatrix Christian's beautiful screenplay, what was once a story about the way men and women communicate has grown into a haunting study of Australian race relations and gender dynamics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
June 2, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 2, 2007
The movie is beautifully shot, and succeeds in being deeply disturbing and mysterious, with richly achieved nuances of characterisation. I have seen it two or three times now, and each time it gets better.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
June 2, 2007
A work of ambition and depth. Like Lantana, it is immaculately acted and Linney and Byrne are at their considerable best.
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
June 2, 2007
This kind of maturity and intelligence is all too infrequent in mainstream cinema -- let's hope it's not another six years until [director] Lawrence's next film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
February 27, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 16, 2007
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