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Jasper Jones (2016)

Jasper Jones (2016)




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A riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1968, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.


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Centered on a 14-year-old boy caught up in a murder mystery involving a part-Aboriginal suspect, this outstanding adaptation of Craig Silvey's novel will appeal strongly to teenage and adult audiences.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Devotees of the novel will find this a faithful rendering.

September 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Screenwriter Shaun Grant keeps many of the novel's weighty themes, but delivers them with such verve and taut-storytelling that watching it all unfold is a joy.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The performances and script allow Jasper Jones to bound along with enough momentum that we all enjoy this well-made story about discovery, injustice and courage.

April 14, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a classic tale well told.

March 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's always room for a smart, thoughtful and engaging take on a well-worn premise, and Bran Nue Dae director Rachel Perkins delivers just that.

March 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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