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Australia Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
What a pleasant surprise to discover that the film has earned its sweeping title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Christine Champ
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
"Australia" occasionally stumbles into corny sidesteps like Hugh Jackman's "Oh, crikey" catchphrase. But Baz Luhrmann mythologized his homeland as American directors like John Ford did with Westerns - dramatic-license exaggerations that pay off in droves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Australia is an enchanting throwback to an era of filmmaking which strived to entertain its audiences with dazzling spectacle and melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anders Wotzke
July 30, 2009
Whilst it's not the masterpiece we so desperately wanted it to be, Australia still manages to be a good time at the cinema.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
April 8, 2009
It's a bit overloaded, though I love Luhrmann's obvious enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
March 31, 2009
Here's a film you probably sneered at as its ads played for its mega-plex roll out. I beg you not to let you keep that from now buying the DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 22, 2009
Sometimes seems to be overwhelmed by Baz Luhrmann's excess, but the strength of his vision, the appeal of his visuals and the skill of his actors keep the film from capsizing.
| Original Score: 74/100
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 2, 2009
Recalls the old-fashioned, golden-age Hollywood movie-movies that wrapped forbidden desire, aching heartbreak, personal tragedy, war, adventure and breathtaking thrills in a glittering overlay of movie-star glamor.
Kam Williams
February 28, 2009
Unfortunately, between its predictably and the absence of chemistry between Kidman and Jackman, Australia amounts to little more than an amusing if just as readily-forgettable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 29, 2009
This is a movie for those who say they don't make 'em like they used to.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
January 15, 2009
Unashamedly old-fashioned and corny, if not quite up to the director's usual high standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
January 5, 2009
Often beautiful but wildly inconsistent, Australia is none more Baz Luhrmann, which perhaps says it all. Worth a look on the big screen, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nina Caplan
Time Out
January 5, 2009
It's a fine romp, epic in both ambition and visuals if not narrative - and if director Baz Luhrmann had stopped at the end of the love story's trajectory, the audience would have left entirely happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
James Christopher
Times (UK)
January 5, 2009
Australia is an epic love story, and a quite extraordinary piece of kitsch. Everything about the film is wildly over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 5, 2009
Luhrmann's imagination too, demented and over reaching though it might be, is a glorious and vagrant thing to behold. His passion and romanticism, precisely because it's not trimmed and edited, exhilarates.
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
January 5, 2009
Australia would love to be The African Queen, but is more The Australian Prince Charles: silly, longwinded, heart in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 5, 2009
It's anything but cool. It's warm, it has a big heart, and if you look at it in the right light, it's really rather beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 5, 2009
Some of it doesn't work, but it remains a gloriously ambitious romantic epic and a truly memorable big-screen movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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