The Australian Dream Reviews

June 12, 2020
You don't need to be Australian, know a bean about Aussie Rules football or have even heard of its subject, indigenous AFL player Adam Goodes, to walk away from this moving documentary fired up and challenged.
June 10, 2020
Goodes is now rebuilding his psyche. Less certain is that of Australia, a country that, like others, relies for its self-image on a certain amnesia.
January 13, 2020
Gordon uses blockbuster tools - pairing bold visuals with the kind of thundering sound design that makes your joints rattle - to turn this well-organized sociology lesson into a more visceral cinematic experience.
August 30, 2019
A sobering but emotional reminder of unresolved history.
August 20, 2019
It's an unashamedly polemical film. Grant himself is a pervasive presence on screen, eloquently summarising the state of the nation's moral health and backing up Goodes with the worst of his own experiences as a young Indigenous man.
August 2, 2019
Emotive, inspiring and argumentative, driven by a clear desire for justice and equality.
August 1, 2019
To put it in more emotional terms, if The Final Quarter left you seething at how appalling this country sometimes is, The Australian Dream might have you feeling cautiously optimistic about how good it can be -- if it has the will to try.