Summer Coda Reviews

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 22, 2010
If you can forgive its clumsy moments, the film exudes a considerable sensual power. Perhaps it's not enough, but it makes me look forward to Gray's next film.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 21, 2010
In the end it's the love story that counts and it's a beautifully acted and surprisingly touching relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 21, 2010
he bucolic rhythms of life in the orange grove have a lot of allure. It's Eden on the Murray and if you sit back and let its glories wash over you, you'll find a lot here to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
October 20, 2010
Summer Coda, handsomely shot by Greg de Marigny, is a mixture of emotional understatement and pastoral lushness: it looks handsome, but its pace drifts at times.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
October 19, 2010
Summer Coda has a lot to recommend -- and a recommendation this review most surely is -- but its visual splendour can often be in service of a film that doesn't quite have enough to say.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
October 18, 2010
I've never harnessed a desire to visit Mildura but that's changed thanks to the beautiful cinematography of Greg De Marigny.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
October 17, 2010
This is an extremely enjoyable film that will seduce audiences with its blend of appealing characters, glorious locations and an intelligent story about loss and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 16, 2010
More successful as portraying a slice of life than a drama with emotional ballast, Summer Coda is a pleasant enough encounter although never resonates strongly enough to satisfy
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 21, 2010
The performances are nice but I don't think there's enough substance there in either of these people and I actually didn't believe the chemistry between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
October 21, 2010
Summer Coda is disappointing, an under-nourished, spasmodically involving melodrama set largely amid the orange groves of Mildura in rural Victoria.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 21, 2010
The themes of loss and moving on are sincere, but way too laboured. Angus Sampson brightens proceedings briefly as one of the fruit pickers -- will somebody please write a comedy lead for this guy? -- but otherwise it's an emotionally flat affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
October 20, 2010
Nice scenery, shame about the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5

FILMINK (Australia)
October 18, 2010
Yet another of those sweet, charming Australian films that will probably vanish quickly from cinemas and be seen by only a handful of film goers. The story is appealing but somewhat predictable, and is far too slowly paced.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 16, 2010
Characters are underwritten, its dramatic tension limited to a few moments and its storyline paper thin
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Russell Edwards
Variety
September 7, 2010
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