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Animal Kingdom Reviews

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February 28, 2011
It includes enough localised details about the changing nature of crime and the debilitating bonds of family to give it a distinctive voice all its own, ensuring it never feels like a Hollywood rip-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2011
Writer/director David Michod handles his material with great confidence, allowing some powerful acting.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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