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Gallipoli Reviews

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August 18, 2016
Is not just a war film, it aims to be much more than a personal self-improvement story. [Full review in Spanish]
December 19, 2010
Set in 1915, Weir's excellent anti-war film centers on the disastrous battle of Gallipoli, featuring an excellent performance by Mel Gibson as a young fleet-footed soldier
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 18, 2010
... deflated the romantic notions of glory under fire to show the reality of Gallipoli and mourn the men who gave up their lives for a war they had no stake in.
July 7, 2010
Gallipoli is Australia's quintessential war movie that works as a stirring tribute to the ANZAC's and a condemnation of the travesty which is war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2010
Well acted and, within its limited terms, well made, Gallipoli represents a failure of nerve as well as design.
January 18, 2010
Both a fitting testimony to the courage of the thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who died fighting for their country and one of the most powerful cinematic examinations of the futility and tragic cost of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 18, 2010
The friendship between town and country boys Lee and Gibson is real and personal, and the final shot transcends cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 24, 2006
The central section devoted to training in Egypt sags badly through its crass buddy antics and its crude caricatures of wogs and pommies.
March 3, 2006
One of the best war films ever made....a triumph for the AFI
| Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2005
Weir goes so far in humanizing Archy and Frank before they head off to the dehumanizing crucible of combat that he commits the greatest sin of all... he's boring
| Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2004
haunting and powerful
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Weir's work has a delicacy, gentleness, even wispiness that would seem not well suited to the subject. And yet his film has an uncommon beauty, warmth, and immediacy, and a touch of the mysterious, too.
April 5, 2003
Gallipoli is a powerful World War I drama about some Australian soldiers fighting in Turkey that depicts the horror and tragedy of war.
February 13, 2003
Regarded as one of the very best Australian film's ever made (with Mad Max and Picnic at Hanging Rock). Mel Gibson in one of first roles, and a touching but ultimately tragic tale of war.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
A portrait of WWI that's both personal and epic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
July 1, 2002
...a moving and memorable experience.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
March 5, 2002
War has rarely felt more nonsensical in film than it does here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2001
The magic of Gibson here is in his remarkably wide-open, guileless face; for a time, he was one of those rare screen presences who suck us in with the simple nakedness of their gaze.
June 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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