Rabbit-Proof Fence Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
October 5, 2012
After making several commercial but impersonal actioners, Philip Noyce goes back to his Australian roots with this message film, which is powerful if also simplistic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
October 3, 2012
| Original Score: B-
Sarah Boslaugh
September 13, 2012
Rabbit-Proof Fence aspires to epic status, but it's really more of a well-done genre film...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 8, 2012
strongest aspect rests with the educational value of its subject
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Powerful drama about racism ok for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
One of the most heart breaking dramas all year...
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
February 8, 2008
[Director Phillip] Noyce shows their awful, eventually uplifting journey without flinching, and the arid Australian wilderness is a co-star of the film.
Michael Dequina
September 17, 2007
Such an amazing true story leaves many opportunities for overblown melodrama, but Noyce's naturalistic restraint is what makes the film resonate so strongly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Child performances are allways a deal breaker, but Noyce coaxes great range and rage from his child stars. As they trek across the vast land, the camera never gets in the way of focussing its energies on the protagnonists.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 10, 2005
Packs such an emotional wallop that it leaves you reeling...It may be one of the greatest movies ever made about the "white man's burden."
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The grievous truth of what was done to these people, rather than for them, hits viewers hard in the film's unforgettable conclusion....
| Original Score: A-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 18, 2004
Adotando uma estrutura narrativa extremamente simples, Noyce conta a história de forma envolvente e emocionante.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 3, 2003
There is value in bringing this dark passage in Australia's history to light.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 2, 2003
'Noyce logra su mejor trabajo hasta la fecha, demostrando que lo único que se necesita es la sensibilidad para contar una historia conmovedora y profundamente humana'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 27, 2003
Phillip Noyce makes us cry not at the way human determination triumphs, but how its mere existence can keep us going through seemingly insurmountable odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 7, 2003
Perhaps the major reason for its emotional wallop is how Noyce gets a remarkable performance out of his three little road warriors, untrained actors all, whose eyes alone carry enough sadness and determination to break a million hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 3, 2003
That the film can still move us despite its imperfections is part of its accomplishment.
| Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Louis Proyect
May 23, 2003
Wilson Morales
May 13, 2003
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 16, 2003
Top Critic

Houston Chronicle
January 4, 2003
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 27, 2002

Boston Phoenix
December 23, 2002

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This is London
November 9, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 27, 2002
Fiona A. Villella
Senses of Cinema
March 25, 2002
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