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Australia Reviews

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August 22, 2017
Australia strains hard for epic Gone with the Wind territory, but it is undone by its own hubris, although, to be fair, the scenes of the Australian outback almost make the film worth seeing. Almost...
March 24, 2011
A funny frankenstein that's worth seeing just to point and laugh at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 28, 2008
Australia, director Baz Luhrmann's sweeping, romantic epic that takes place in the outback during the World War II-era, is exactly like the Energizer Bunny: It keeps going and going and going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 30, 2008
You don't find many three-hour fairy tale love story war films about race relations featuring the ultra-competitive beef market in northern Australia. For good reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
November 26, 2008
It looks great, but the same comment can be made about Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, which shares more than a passing resemblance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 26, 2008
The result is mostly a woodenly derivative melding of '40s maternal melodramas, oaters and World War II actioners.
November 26, 2008
Australia offers everything from a cattle drive to Nicole Kidman's rendition of "Over the Rainbow" to hordes of Japanese Zeros zeroing in on screaming children during the early 1942 attack on Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory, two months aft
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2008
Simple, beautiful, important and grounded. All of which, in Baz Luhrmann's hands, bored me.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 16, 2011
Throw out the beefcake, the Stilton cheese, and the sub-Dynasty empire-building bushwah.
August 26, 2009
Luhrmann just piles quotation mark on top of quotation mark
December 20, 2008
With plot is similar to a Barbara Stanwyck '50s Western by way of Out of Africa, Luhrmann directs Kidman in a surprisingly scene-chewing performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 25, 2009
It is a huge film - in scale, scope, look and feel, and of course budget. It is also a huge disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 19, 2008
an endurance test of good intentions and tangled ideas, exploited facts and fuzzy fictions, where the performances, like the plot, are slapped onto the beautiful backgrounds with the broadest - and clumsiest - of strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 2, 2008
There's a lot to admire here, but not enough.
December 2, 2008
It's trying so hard to be epic instead of just being epic.
November 25, 2008
Dear Baz Luhrmann: You have a problem, and the first step toward solving it is recognizing it: Despite your manifest gifts as a filmmaker, you can't do tragedy. And you need to stop trying.
November 23, 2008
Dutifully goes through the sweeping-swoony motions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 19, 2008
A flawed, formulaic family crowd pleaser that barely succeeds as campy anachronistic period fluff. Will go down as a self-indulgent disappointment in many corners
November 26, 2008
Part melodrama, part live-action cartoon, and entirely awful ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
November 23, 2008
An unwieldy stab at an old-fashioned movie epic, Baz Luhrmann's Australia is corny, implausible, well intentioned and even somewhat enjoyable in its own way, at least for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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