Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw) Reviews

  • Feb 18, 2016

    Blame it on the Kellys. You'll never get that ditty out of your head after you watch this. It's an oddity from the 1970's, more like a midnight movie actually, in which Mick Jagger makes his acting debut as the legendary Irish folk hero. Much like many of the films of this caliber, It's so kitschy that it's memorable. Mick Jagger is fantastic, and I love how it seems in almost any minute of this film, he looks like he's about to burst out dancing. The music is hilariously out of place, trying to sell this off an an American western when it is anything but, and yet that's what makes this film really charming. It feels rebellious and carefree. Unlike the Oscar-bait 2003 remake, this version of Ned Kelly truly captures the spirit of an outlaw.

    Blame it on the Kellys. You'll never get that ditty out of your head after you watch this. It's an oddity from the 1970's, more like a midnight movie actually, in which Mick Jagger makes his acting debut as the legendary Irish folk hero. Much like many of the films of this caliber, It's so kitschy that it's memorable. Mick Jagger is fantastic, and I love how it seems in almost any minute of this film, he looks like he's about to burst out dancing. The music is hilariously out of place, trying to sell this off an an American western when it is anything but, and yet that's what makes this film really charming. It feels rebellious and carefree. Unlike the Oscar-bait 2003 remake, this version of Ned Kelly truly captures the spirit of an outlaw.

  • Nov 10, 2013

    Mick Jagger as Ned = legend

    Mick Jagger as Ned = legend

  • Jul 12, 2012

    No Moves like Jagger in this one....no acting either. Good thing he always had The Stones. Worth a view for the soundtrack and a laugh.

    No Moves like Jagger in this one....no acting either. Good thing he always had The Stones. Worth a view for the soundtrack and a laugh.

  • Sep 28, 2011

    A rather ponderous biopic on the Aussie/Irish outlaw. Some strange musical song segments slows the film down too

    A rather ponderous biopic on the Aussie/Irish outlaw. Some strange musical song segments slows the film down too

  • Aj V Super Reviewer
    Sep 05, 2010

    An interesting movie, which tries to show that Mick Jagger is a brilliant actor, I wouldn't say he's that good, but he's alright. The story is pretty good. It's a pretty good movie, but it could be better.

    An interesting movie, which tries to show that Mick Jagger is a brilliant actor, I wouldn't say he's that good, but he's alright. The story is pretty good. It's a pretty good movie, but it could be better.

  • Jan 22, 2010

    Could have been an interesting and deep study into what turns certain people into criminals, but wrecked entirely by Mick Jagger's acting. Probably the most unconvincing performance in the history of cinema. Direction is fairly unimaginative too. Interesting as a documentary / biopic only.

    Could have been an interesting and deep study into what turns certain people into criminals, but wrecked entirely by Mick Jagger's acting. Probably the most unconvincing performance in the history of cinema. Direction is fairly unimaginative too. Interesting as a documentary / biopic only.

  • May 31, 2009

    Australian western starring Mick Jagger. Shot in New South Wales rather than on location in Victoria. Original songs for the movie written by Shel Silverstein and sung by Waylon Jennings. In my opinion, this movie is awesome.

    Australian western starring Mick Jagger. Shot in New South Wales rather than on location in Victoria. Original songs for the movie written by Shel Silverstein and sung by Waylon Jennings. In my opinion, this movie is awesome.

  • Apr 27, 2009

    Ho ho ho.Total tosh. Another film I should have seen years ago but was spared til now. I just don't understand why Sir Mick doesn't do 'Wild Colonial Boy' at Stones concerts. I'll write and ask him to for the next tour.

    Ho ho ho.Total tosh. Another film I should have seen years ago but was spared til now. I just don't understand why Sir Mick doesn't do 'Wild Colonial Boy' at Stones concerts. I'll write and ask him to for the next tour.

  • The M Super Reviewer
    Nov 21, 2008

    Really f'in' boring.

    Really f'in' boring.

  • Sep 15, 2008

    From Oscar-winning British director Tony Richardson, comes his version of the telling of the titular Australian outlaw, but it isn't without it's faults. Released from Beachworth Jail in 1871, it has Ned Kelly (Mick Jagger) coming home to his family, and resorts to stealing horses to keep his family, but after his mother is wrongfully imprisoned for shooting a policeman, he turns against the state with his 'gang of brothers'. It looks good visually, and the countryside of South-Eastern Australia looks beautiful, and the soundtrack comprising of songs sung by Waylon Jennings, (best known for The Dukes of Hazzard) is top-notch. The film is only let down by it's lead in Mick Jagger, merely a piece of stunt-casting. Kelly was well-built, Jagger is skinny, plus he struggles with an Irish accent and has a very stupid beard. This aside, it's well made, oh, and look out for Mark McManus (from Taggart) as Kelly's mate, Joe Byrne. :P

    From Oscar-winning British director Tony Richardson, comes his version of the telling of the titular Australian outlaw, but it isn't without it's faults. Released from Beachworth Jail in 1871, it has Ned Kelly (Mick Jagger) coming home to his family, and resorts to stealing horses to keep his family, but after his mother is wrongfully imprisoned for shooting a policeman, he turns against the state with his 'gang of brothers'. It looks good visually, and the countryside of South-Eastern Australia looks beautiful, and the soundtrack comprising of songs sung by Waylon Jennings, (best known for The Dukes of Hazzard) is top-notch. The film is only let down by it's lead in Mick Jagger, merely a piece of stunt-casting. Kelly was well-built, Jagger is skinny, plus he struggles with an Irish accent and has a very stupid beard. This aside, it's well made, oh, and look out for Mark McManus (from Taggart) as Kelly's mate, Joe Byrne. :P