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Gallipoli Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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+
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
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.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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

TV Guide
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

Film4
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
Clint Morris
Mediasharx
March 3, 2006
One of the best war films ever made....a triumph for the AFI
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 19, 2004
haunting and powerful
| Original Score: 4/5
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 14, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
A portrait of WWI that's both personal and epic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 1, 2002
...a moving and memorable experience.
| Original Score: 9/10
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
War has rarely felt more nonsensical in film than it does here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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