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Bran Nue Dae Reviews

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 1, 2013
Cute and deliciously off-kilter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2010
It's a Bran Nue Dae for Australian comedy. Enjoyable and satirical; a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
Bran Nue Dae is so spectacularly cheerful and effervescent it has successfully wrestled my practical criticisms and deemed them irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
September 30, 2010
Out of left field and Down Under comes Rachel Perkins' musical to surprise viewers, as if a stranger burst into a well-orchestrated song in conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
September 24, 2010
Comes off as "Moulin Rouge" at half speed, which is more of a compliment than you might imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
September 23, 2010
The bright colors and vibrant backgrounds ... go a long way in distracting from shortcomings in the story and style of this offhand hybrid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
September 23, 2010
Bran Nue Dae is an infectiously joyful Australian Aboriginal musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2010
It's not everyday you see an 'all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing'Aboriginal musical that also boasts Geoffrey Rush as a scenery-chewing priest with a dodgy German accent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2010
It's a bit corny and reminiscent of Baz Luhrmann or Julie Taymor's pop fantasies, but we can forgive her.
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 19, 2010
Doesn't hit on all cylinders but features some great original ideas and a bunch of catchy song and dance numbers sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
September 13, 2010
Delightful musical trip of a teenage Aborigine through 1960's Australian outback with wonderful rocking mix of song genres, let alone hippies, to feel like Hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
William Goss
Cinematical
September 13, 2010
The songs aren't exactly the catchiest, its message of tolerance far from new, but it sure is lively while it lasts.
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
September 10, 2010
Generally enjoyable but not very significant...still (as far as Australian movie musicals go) a substantial improvement over "The Pirate Movie"!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 10, 2010
A cheerful and proudly corny musical that's pretty hard to resist if you're in the right frame of mind.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
September 10, 2010
When Australian Aborigines appear on the big screen, it's rare to see them as fully fleshed-out contemporary human beings. That's where this lightweight and enjoyable, if frustratingly uneven, comedy-musical makes its biggest contribution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2010
It's almost impossible not to be swept up by the exuberant fun of this singing, dancing, irony-laced ode to the repression, reeducation and resistance of Australia's indigenous tribal peoples circa 1969.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 10, 2010
An invigorating, campy and high-spirited journey well worth taking. It's one of the most delightful, heartfelt and crowd-pleasing musical comedies in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.696/10
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 9, 2010
Though the film seems to be cobbled together from saints-and-sinners tropes that were rusty in Victorian times, its high spirits are infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 9, 2010
The desert colors pop. The songs are catchy. The lip-synching, meanwhile, is always a little off, and the dancing is usually average at best. That homemade quality is part of the movie's charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
September 9, 2010
The movie will make you tap your toes; don't expect much for your head or your heartstrings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
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