The Dry

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When Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life -- a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound -- the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke's innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and and pent-up rage of a terrified community.

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  • The barren earth surrounding a drought-stricken Aussie town provides fertile ground for mystery, suspense and punchy emotional drama in "The Dry."

    January 22, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Bana's taut lead performance is an apt match for the film's haunted spirit

    January 12, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Director Robert Connolly's adaptation is a very gripping and polished film, commandingly performed and directed, with an airtight sense of tonal cohesiveness...

    December 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • If you enjoyed Harper's book, you'll be very pleased with this faithful, gripping screen adaptation. If you haven't read the book, Connolly's film can be warmly recommended...

    December 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film does a fine job of capturing what makes the original story so strong, and the few flaws don't detract.

    January 18, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Bana back on home turf delivering another cracking turn against such an intrinsically atmospheric Australian backdrop is worth the ticket price alone.

    January 8, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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