Dirt Music

2019

Dirt Music

Critics Consensus

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13%

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Total Count: 8

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Georgie (Kelly Macdonald), sometime sailor, diver and nurse use to have guts. But somehow she has lost her way. Stranded in a remote fishing town on the West Australian coast she's living with a man she doesn't love, Jim (David Wenham) and his young sons whose dead mother she can never replace. But a reckless moment leads to a life-changing encounter with Lu (Garrett Hedlund), an enigmatic loner, one time musician and sometimes poacher, outcast from the community. The two are powerfully drawn to each other and embark on an inescapable, intense and sexually charged affair. Georgie will risk everything for this chance of love, but Lu is haunted by a tragic accident from his past. For him the prospect is too painful and he retreats into the wilderness to the remotest islands leaving little clue as to his whereabouts. With the unlikely help of Jim who is determined to right the wrongs of his own past, Georgie embarks on a journey to bring Lu back from his past and his grief, ultimately finding herself.

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Critic Reviews for Dirt Music

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (7)

  • [T]he corny, eventually rather contrived result doesn't end up doing justice to either its cast's talents or the quality of Winton's acclaimed prose.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Dirt Music" is a fine-looking romance that never finds the right key.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Andrew Barker

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • The melody of "Dirt Music," once off-key, finally finds the right chords, nearly too late.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
    Top Critic
  • Dirt Music is amongst the more unusual love stories I've seen in some time. That is because, first and foremost, it's not really about their love at all.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The narrative of [Dirt Music] repeatedly relies on its characters' uncontrollable horniness yet fails to make them seem anything but profoundly unhinged.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Dirt Music is 1 hour of a self-aware film that feels like a '90s throwback, and 1 hour of an increasingly convoluted narrative that reaches Nicholas Sparks levels of hackneyed.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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