The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Reviews
August 16, 2020
There's a lot to feast on here, and not least a ferociously resonant and emotionally potent epic set under the blazing Aussie sun.
August 11, 2020
Featuring a moving and underrated performance from the underappreciated Tommy Lewis, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith hits on a variety of troubling social injustices.
May 4, 2020
A richly rewarding film, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a not-to-be-missed treasure.
August 23, 2019
When the moment of violence arrives, abruptly, at the half-way point, it does so in flurry of handheld camerawork, striking sound design and stark symbolism.
August 24, 2015
The movie is gorgeous pure filmmaking even when we wince at the violence - and we do, because Schepisi doesn't present it as cathartic or exciting.
June 10, 2014
A powerful unsettling film about racism in Australia in 1900.
December 28, 2008
Schepisi directs with an immediate energy and crisp cutting that reminded me of films like The Harder They Come (1972).
October 31, 2008
A powerful and confronting story: one of the most significant films of the 1970s film renaissance in Australia