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The Castle

The Castle (1999)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1

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Working-class tow-truck driver and father of four Darryl Kerrigan's (Michael Caton) only distinguishing feature is his beaming reverence for his home and family. Although is kids appear to be underachievers and his home is located on the edge of a major international airport, his family is his pride and joy and his home is his castle. So when goverment officials demand that Kerrigan sell his house for an expansion of the airport, he fights back through the legal system- all the way up to the

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Tom Gleisner, Santo Cilauro, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch

Nov 16, 1999

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All Critics (60) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (4) | DVD (3)

In certain comedies the dialogue can be infectious. If repeated enough and delivered by great actors, lines of dialogue can stick in a persons head like an irresistible melody. The Castle contains such dialogue.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
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I hate to overuse the word "charming" -- but this flick truly is.

April 3, 2005
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One of the best films to ever come out of Australia!

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

A unique Australian comedy that puts big budget films to shame.

August 2, 2002 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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One of the best movies ever made on the spiritual practice of contentment- living in the present moment.

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Love who you are and fight for the right to be the imperfect you

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

An efficient, crowd pleasing, and heartwarming entertainment.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A nice enough film with a bit of quirky charm.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com
Needcoffee.com

A wonderful, fun film, complete with an unlikely hero willing to take on the world.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The humor grates a bit, but on the whole, it is tolerable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Castle

A fantastic Aussie comedy with a great cast. Definitely worth seeking out!
October 1, 2009
SirPant

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possibly the greatest aussie film ever, the castle is inspired. film in a crazy 14 days, the castle has stood the test of time and is responsible for some of the great aussie catch phrases used today.
September 2, 2009
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Thomas Bowler

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Every Aussie's favourite movie - Liz made me watch it Valentine's Day 2005. It's like a movie-version of Neighbours!
June 9, 2007
RossCollinsUK

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So Australian. :)
July 25, 2007
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