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Animal Kingdom Reviews

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February 25, 2011
Animal Kingdom shocks, surprises and amazes but never seems false or unreal. A great film.
February 25, 2011
A ferocious, uncompromising drama that feels like a shot of gin before breakfast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2011
Utterly thrilling, Animal Kingdom exudes stunning depth and complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 24, 2011
This is maybe the nearest we're going to get to an Australian GoodFellas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2011
Excellent Aussie crime drama thoroughly deserving of its across-the-board rave reviews. We repeat: go and see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2011
Pungent scene by scene and bracing in its cumulative impact, Mich˘d's movie suggests what Aeschylus might have had in mind, if the House of Orestes had been fond of seafood barbeques.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2011
Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a powerfully suspenseful, genuinely chilling crime drama with terrific performances from Ben Mendelsohn and Jacki Weaver.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2011
A tremendously exciting and challenging thriller that builds unnervingly to a stunning conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2011
A small part of us finds this family endearing - revolting but endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2011
[S]ears all hint of the sentimental out of a harrowing tale of one Melbourne family's felonious downfall, and -- daringly -- strips all sense of cinematic romance out of a genre that often idealizes the corrupt and the brutal.
February 23, 2011
It's not unique, but as a distillation of a well-worn genre, it's admirable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2011
There's a constant air of tension, almost unbearable at times, but no telegraphing of what is to come, which makes it all the more startling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2011
None of your Lock, Stock larks or one-last-job capers here, just a compelling story of low life in the suburbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2011
A dark rites-of-passage story meets lethal Shakespearean drama, with low-key performances that artfully get under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2011
Everyone flapping their traps about the "Oscar-calibre performances" in The Fighter - simmer down for a minute, will ya? Cos THIS is how you do a dirtball family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2011
The film rarely depicts violent events, and what set-pieces there are are subtle and short, though well-staged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2011
It plays by the noir book, but Mich˘d's wallop from the wild side wields a tight grip of sure styling, taut plotting and poised performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2011
It's just very good and doesn't really need a lot saying about it.
January 22, 2011
"ANIMAL KINGDOM" IS FAR FROM PERFECT, BUT THE FAMILY DRAMA WILL KEEP YOUR INTEREST AS IT PLAYS OUT TO ITS BLOODY CONCLUSION. PAUL CHAMBERS, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 20, 2011
The most amazingly self-assured debut in quite a long time... a more breathlessly exciting crime story has been hard to come by recently.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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