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Jindabyne Reviews

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Heather Huntington
August 25, 2008
Although Jindabyne's cinematography features sweeping scenes of the Australian countryside as stunning as any of those opening shots from Brokeback Mountain, it ultimately has some bigger issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 17, 2007
Less a moral dilemma than a meditation on the differences between men and women in matters of social decorum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Intense relationship drama for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 3, 2007
While it's most certainly not light viewing, and it's entirely devoid of 'Hollywood moments', this is a fine, intelligent, troubling film.
| Original Score: 81/100
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007
A whole lot of padding turns a fine enough story into a dour, wordy slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 3, 2007
The film is novelistic in its nuance, in the patience of its storytelling and in the complexity of its mostly unhappy characters.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 20, 2007
There is some great acting here, and some scenes do have an undercurrent of elemental power in them that tugs at your ankles. But the film never pulls you in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 29, 2007
"I do just what I want to do/ I want everything and I want you, too/I wish I could explain to you/But the things men without women do/You just don't understand."
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
The filmmakers do not feel the need to fill in every single blank for viewers by the time the credits roll. Just as in reality, these characters' problems are not going to be solved with the wave of a magic wand; there are no short cuts to happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
June 20, 2007
The movie's remaining revelations build slowly into a set of surprisingly powerful emotional beats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
June 19, 2007
Impressively directed, thoroughly engaging drama with terrific performances and a superb script. This is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
June 18, 2007
For all the pains it takes to establish mood and character, Jindabyne hides under its own uneasy surfaces; it never allows enough sense of what this community really is, of what's to be grieved when it comes apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 14, 2007
Jindabyne is not about just one murder but about the death by a thousand cuts that happens in its aftermath.
| Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
June 12, 2007
Apart from a contrived ending, Jindabyne comes as close as can be to a perfect drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 8, 2007
A fish tale worth telling and worth hearing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
June 8, 2007
It's safe to describe Jindabyne as a haunted movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 8, 2007
A tense and spare examination of how these married people relate to each other after years of pain, mistrust and secrets have taken their toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 7, 2007
The frustration here is that none of this leads anywhere. Perhaps that is the point, that some mysteries are never solved, but Jindabyne could give us a little more to work with.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 7, 2007
So slow, cold and aloof that it's almost off-putting. As a result, it's hard to care much about what happens to any of these characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly
June 7, 2007
Thanks to Beatrix Christian's beautiful screenplay, what was once a story about the way men and women communicate has grown into a haunting study of Australian race relations and gender dynamics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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