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Gallipoli Reviews

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Tom Milne
Time Out
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.
Christopher Null
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
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 18, 2010
Well acted and, within its limited terms, well made, Gallipoli represents a failure of nerve as well as design.
Luis Martínez
El Mundo (Spain)
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]
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
A portrait of WWI that's both personal and epic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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
Clint Morris
March 3, 2006
One of the best war films ever made....a triumph for the AFI
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
War has rarely felt more nonsensical in film than it does here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 1, 2002
...a moving and memorable experience.
| Original Score: 9/10
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 14, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 19, 2004
haunting and powerful
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Michael Atkinson
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.
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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