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Sweet Country (2017)

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Sweet Country has a shaggy, digressive eccentricity common to Ozploitation cinema, not to mention a humane understanding of its characters ...

September 14, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The story is both fresh and archetypal; the landscape both hard and delicate - and beautifully observed.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton's lithe, soaring visual storytelling.

September 7, 2017 | Full Review…
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A drama of imposing breadth and emotional depth.

September 7, 2017 | Full Review…

"Sweet Country" is a western in iconography and spare, taciturn tone, but it is also an incendiary slave narrative, in which the poetry of the filmmaking can barely contain a simmering fury and disgust at this most shameful of human institutions.

September 20, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A provocative, politically sophisticated look at a history of Australia that has been proverbially whitewashed from general discourse.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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