Sweet Country Reviews

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May 16, 2018
Uncompromising, deliberate, and eerily beautiful, director Warwick Thornton's rugged Australian Western puts a new spin on an old story.
April 17, 2018
If the movie's outlook is less than hopeful, it nevertheless suggests that there is still time to learn from our mistakes.
April 10, 2018
Australia now has its High Noon.
April 7, 2018
Spare, deliberately paced, and almost Biblical in its search for moral justice in a harsh and lawless landscape.
April 6, 2018
A movie of visuals first and foremost.
April 5, 2018
While Sweet Country snakes along to an inevitable outcome, Thornton retains a sharp control over the movie's ravishing visuals, assembling them with a rhythmic quality that transcends any specific time and place.
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.
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