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Broken Hill (2009)

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In this drama, an Australian teen tries to move beyond his rural roots in the Outback to become a musician. However, he gets distracted from his dream by the appearance of a rebellious new student at his school, whose beauty is matched only by her daring. He tries to match her bravado, but his attempt gets him arrested, putting his goals in danger.

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Cast

Alexa PenaVega
as Kat Rogers
Timothy Hutton
as George McAlpine
Rhys Wakefield
as Scott Price
Peter Lamb
as Officer Jack Taylor
Che Timmins
as Kalai Takalua
John Clarke
as Maestro Pindari
Leo Taylor
as Warden
Ebony Ween
as Ricardo's Daughter
Adam Grocke
as Jock Boy
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Critic Reviews for Broken Hill

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

It's a picture with the ambitions of a Billy Elliot but the execution of an August Rush.

September 23, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Broken Hill, with its picture-postcard shots of the vast Outback, looks good and fills a niche for families.

September 11, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Pleasant in a flavored-rice-cakes kind of way.

October 30, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Orlando Weekly

The predictability is draining, hurting the lasting impact of this strange tale of unlikely musicianship. However, there's a curious spirit to the feature that makes it something to enjoy.

September 17, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
BrianOrndorf.com

For all its flaws and despite the limiting premise, this music-themed drama works better than it should.

September 10, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A hopelessly cliche-ridden tale that wouldn't be out of place on a family-oriented cable channel but is several sizes too small for the big screen.

September 10, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Broken Hill

CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!..I sure love a good movie that has a FANTASTIC ending. This is one of those movies. Absolutely satisfying, fun, and enjoyable concert ending. The movie itself was very well done, also. Good characters. Good cast. Good music. Timothy Hutton with an Australian accent? yep. Done pretty well, albeit a little hard to get use to. All in all, though, a rather good little Australian flick.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Some family films are a struggle to sit through, this is not one of them. Great characters, intriguing conflicts and great use of Aussie scenery add up to a film that's fun to watch for both adults and kids. Timothy Hutton and Alexa Vega are solid as always, Luke Hill is a charming lead, but Rhys Wakefield as Scott and Andy McPhee as Bear are standouts. The music ain't so bad either.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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