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An engrossing drama.
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A high-minded film that at times verges on didacticism, The Tracker is redeemed by its adherence to a simple yet distinctive approach to storytelling and its uniformly strong acting.
An imposing film that tackles a serious theme with dignity and even audacity and that features production values of the highest quality.
An engrossing study of race and history in Australia.
See the film mainly for the quiet and powerful work of Gulpilil in the title role.
The Tracker is one of those rare films that deserves to be called haunting.
The Tracker has the punch of a good Western with a clean and direct script plus an adventurous use of songs and folk paintings.
strangely awkward in terms of film pacing
[T]he film emphasizes its fable qualities and sets the stage for its moral structure, which hinges on the merging of power and racism and the possibility of resistance.
[D]rags you across acres of despair, a harsh landscape of the angry, terrified side of human nature...
De Heer doesn't want the violence to distract from the sadness and the substance of the movie's mythic history lesson. It's an inventive idea, one that probably doomed the movie's commercial prospects here in the States.
The Tracker is the first significant movie to find its way into American theaters in 2005.
Specially composed songs makes the study of men driven by primitive cruelty and ruthless justice something of a tone poem.
Tracker is a haunting, and engrossing film that showcases the beautiful talent of David Gulpilil in the title role, and uses music to help tell the story, but it may prove to be overused by some.
Simple story, good cinematography, let down by an overuse of music.
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