The Castle (1999)



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Working-class tow-truck driver and father of four Darryl Kerrigan's (Michael Caton) only distinguishing feature is his beaming reverence for his home and family. Although is kids appear to be underachievers and his home is located on the edge of a major international airport, his family is his pride and joy and his home is his castle. So when goverment officials demand that Kerrigan sell his house for an expansion of the airport, he fights back through the legal system- all the way up to the … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Santo Cilauro
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On DVD: Nov 16, 1999
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Critic Reviews for The Castle

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (16)

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

In certain comedies the dialogue can be infectious. If repeated enough and delivered by great actors, lines of dialogue can stick in a persons head like an irresistible melody. The Castle contains such dialogue.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

I hate to overuse the word "charming" -- but this flick truly is.

April 3, 2005

One of the best films to ever come out of Australia!

September 17, 2002

A unique Australian comedy that puts big budget films to shame.

Full Review… | August 2, 2002
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

One of the best movies ever made on the spiritual practice of contentment- living in the present moment.

Full Review… | March 4, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Castle

possibly the greatest aussie film ever, the castle is inspired. film in a crazy 14 days, the castle has stood the test of time and is responsible for some of the great aussie catch phrases used today.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

Every Aussie's favourite movie - Liz made me watch it Valentine's Day 2005. It's like a movie-version of Neighbours!

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer


So Australian. :)

Angela Alcorn

Super Reviewer

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