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South Solitary Reviews

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May 7, 2011
a moody period piece whose titular location is all at once tangibly real and evocatively figurative.
August 12, 2010
It is a beautiful thing to watch, even if the pacing feels a bit lopsided.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2010
It was Shirley Barrett who discovered Miranda Otto's gift for screen comedy and it is Barrett who is responsible for its re-emergence. It's been in hiding for a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2010
South Solitary walks a fine line between tender drama and rueful comedy. As with all good tightrope acts, you can't take your eyes away for a minute.
July 29, 2010
The film's restraint and its embrace of uncomfortable, spiky characters are deceptive elements; there is a quiet audacity about South Solitary that's an unexpected pleasure.
July 29, 2010
This is a lovely film: droll, endearing and poignant, with an intoxicating sense of place that seeps into your pores
July 29, 2010
Though beautifully acted and shot, South Solitary looks sure to be regarded as a decided acquired taste by many film goers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 28, 2010
Stunningly photographed by Anna Howard, South Solitary is a very special film, both original and in its own way, quite a daring one.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2010
Barrett returns in ship-shape fashion with an enjoyable tale of loneliness and remorse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2010
What lurks behind the whirling winds and the stoic characters is a warm-hearted film that also happens to be as pretty as a picture
July 22, 2010
While the film is subtle, nuanced and playfully charming at times, it lacks the scale and the dynamics to engage on the big screen for two hours
July 22, 2010
The offbeat humour hits its mark although it often feels forced
October 17, 2013
It's a dull and lifeless movie that doesn't have a place in the landscape of Australian cinema of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 8, 2010
South Solitary is perfect for those who prize art for its own sake and a perfect example of why the rest of Australia is afraid of Australian films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 28, 2010
It's like it goes forever, this monotony of life on the island.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 28, 2010
Meredith has a bath. Meredith milks a cow. Meredith chases a sheep. These scenes left me shaking my head with disbelief. Who could possibly find this interesting?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 27, 2010
Call me impatient, but the fact that so little happens in the film's latter half at such a ponderous pace, compared to the charm of the former, means the credits can't roll too soon.
July 26, 2010
While the windswept locations are dramatic and the performances are touching, this simple story is too drawn out to be completely compelling.
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