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The Waiting City Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

[Director Claire McCarthy] wrings true emotion out of simple moments that audiences will recognise.

Full Review Source: Onya Magazine | Original Score: B+

October 17, 2013
Simon Miraudo

Much of the joy of The Waiting City comes from the slow unraveling of the characters relationships, as well as in the gorgeous cinematography of Denson Baker.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2010
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald

The Waiting City is a beautifully crafted bitter-sweet exploration of a functional but near-broken relationship exposed by this perpetually functional but near-broken city.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

August 8, 2010
Simon Jones
Empire Magazine Australasia

India is the best character in a touching if convoluted story.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

July 20, 2010
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

The Waiting City is an immersive film, but also a contemplative one.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 15, 2010
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

There's more atmosphere than plot in Claire McCarthy's film, but the atmosphere is very strong indeed.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2010
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

This isn't the best Aussie film of the year but with strong performances and a distinct setting, it warrants your attention.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B

July 13, 2010
Anna Harrison
Concrete Playground

The Waiting City deals with themes of spiritualism, motherhood and the issue of international adoption, but is ultimately a film about intimate relationships and the stuff that binds them when all else falls away.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

July 13, 2010
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)

Driven by a tremendously honest script and beautiful lead performances, this film marks a major achievement and challenges its audience to consider its themes deeply.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

July 13, 2010
Anthony Morris
The Vine

2010 is shaping up to be yet another bumper year for Australian film, and The Waiting City should be a big part of that.

Full Review Source: The Vine

July 13, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

An ambitious debut by Claire McCarthy, in which she tries to find a cohesion between the earthly realities of the subject matter, the complexities of Indian life and the demanding emotional journey of a young married couple

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 11, 2010
Anders Wotzke

Living up to its name, The Waiting City rewards patience. The film's initial unevenness is remedied by a captivating second half full of heart.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 10, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2011
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Too often in The waiting City, there are moments that jar, misjudgments and bad calls in performance and structure that distract from the important process going on here.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

July 16, 2010
Nick Dent
Sunday Mail (Australia)

Cue the parade of local colour -- women in saris, decaying buildings, sunsets over the Ganges -- and the inevitable transcendental experience.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mail (Australia)

July 15, 2010
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Unfortunately, courtesy of vacuous scripting and stilted performances, The Waiting City ultimately does precious little to have you caring.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2010
Alissa Simon
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February 23, 2012
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