Sweet Country Reviews

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June 14, 2019
"The fourth feature by Australian filmmaker Thornton is not just the surprise of the week. It can even be the year, even though it has been released in our country with more than a year of delay".
March 23, 2019
Sweet Country is a powerful drama boasting strong performances, an engrossing story, and a viewing experience not easily shaken off.
February 26, 2019
Not only is Sweet Country a superb genre film, its focus on Aboriginal lives... makes it more than a little revolutionary. Most US Westerns fail at their indigenous representation, and this Aussie film is here to show them how it's done.
January 30, 2019
A piece of cinema that will both enrage and inspire you, Sweet Country is a true triumph of cinema.
January 5, 2019
Indigenous actor Hamilton Morris is quietly magnificent in his first screen role.
December 21, 2018
Uncomfortable to watch, the film works as a distinguished, forceful statement on integrity, authority, and bigotry and is a strong entry for the genre.
December 14, 2018
Warwick Thornton's outback morality tale, Sweet Country, combines exquisite visuals of Australian landscapes with a script that dabbles as much in mythical justice as deeply specific ideas of what this country is made of.
November 12, 2018
Sweet Country is undeniably a "feel bad" movie, but that shouldn't put you off seeking it out.
November 1, 2018
Sexual and physical violence are symptoms of racial hierarchy and both are impressed upon Sam's family.
August 28, 2018
Their recognition of personal errors resonates by showing progress is possible if we're strong enough to embrace empathy over discord.
August 27, 2018
Though it's set in frontier days in the 1920s, hate-filled cruelty and racism persist still and Sweet Country is a powerful indictment of them. It's searing, sensational cinema.
August 26, 2018
Sweet Country is a real surprise. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 20, 2018
The Australian western is not a gentle sort... Sweet Country, directed with fierce confidence by Warwick Thornton, is a sturdy addition to the canon.
August 17, 2018
A very good film, that as we noted is more than a western. [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2018
Warwick Thornton's physical work is brutal. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 22, 2018
A story of racism and violence, poetic, serene and full of fury. [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2018
Uncompromising, deliberate, and eerily beautiful, director Warwick Thornton's rugged Australian Western puts a new spin on an old story.
April 27, 2018
Altogether, Thornton's film is a moody and dark meditation -- a grim portrait of an Old West that will be both familiar and foreign to American audiences.
April 27, 2018
It's deliberately paced yet rewards patience, building to a resolution that's both harrowing and heartbreaking.
April 23, 2018
As harshly beautiful as its landscape, this is a stark corrective to the American western it echoes, and a pragmatic confrontation with the deep, tenacious roots of modern racism.
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