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Tracks (2014)

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Critic Consensus: What Tracks lacks in excitement, it more than makes up with gorgeous cinematography and Mia Wasikowska's outstanding performance.

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Director John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE) and the producers of THE KINGS SPEECH bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage. (C) Weinstein

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Cast

Mia Wasikowska
as Robyn Davidson
Adam Driver
as Rick Smolan
Rainer Bock
as Kurt Posel
John Flaus
as Sallay
Lily Pearl Black
as Robyn Davidson (young)
Carol Burns
as Mrs. Ward
Tim Rogers
as Glendle
Leo Payten
as Young Boy
Jed Payten
as Young Boy
Jamie Timony
as Bernard
Elsie Wanatjura
as Dancing Woman
Rene Kulitja
as Dancing Woman
Happy Reid
as Dancing Woman
Yvonne Yiparti
as Singing Woman
Awalari Teamay
as Singing Woman
Chelsea Haywood
as Tourist One
Andy Harper
as Tourist Two
Tom Budge
as Suzuki Man
Chris Duncan
as TV Reporter
Ricardo Anasco
as TV Reporter
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All Critics (115) | Top Critics (37)

Wasikowska plays this wordless wanderer just right. That is, she makes her real.

October 3, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

What emerges here is a woman of remarkable strength, and a movie that doesn't sugarcoat the dark side of her journey ...

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

Curran's dreamy, semisurreal visuals, along with Mandy Walker's shimmering cinematography and Garth Stevenson's fluid score, help us see the world through Davidson's eyes.

September 25, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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[Curran] presents a vision of nature that shimmers with uncanny beauty and eerie solitude, transcended by Mia Wasikowska in one of the best performances of the year.

September 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Director John Curran has a sense for visual grandeur. The landscape is ablaze with heat, dust, flies and a staggering loneliness. When a snake slithers across Davidson as she sleeps, you can almost feel its cold against the skin.

September 25, 2014 | Rating: 4/5

Ultimately the movie mimics the trajectory of the quest itself, pulling one toward its final destination, but across an arid expanse.

September 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tracks

What a bore to follow in endless landscape shots this detestable protagonist who has the nerve to treat her photographer like garbage when she is being financed by his magazine to go on a fanciful journey that seems exciting only to herself and no one else.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The real Robyn Davidson has Cheryl Strayed beat by 600 miles. Robyn is a loner. She prefers the company of the four camels she trains to carry her gear across 1,700 miles of Australian outback as well as her best friend Diggity, her dog. Mia Wasikowska plays the young writer trying to get away from shallow 70s society for awhile. Adam Driver is the awkward photojournalist who follows her progress. The audience gets a chance to flashback to some of Robyn's childhood scenes and view wide expanses of Australian desert dotted with little settlements. It is a mostly hopeful tale of self-discovery on a long lone trek.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

I saw "Tracks" at TIFF 2013 and it was one of my favourite films of that year. It came and left quietly, and when I recently rewatched it, I was blown away again by the gorgeous visuals and strong performance of Mia Wasikowska. The Weinstein Company is pushing it again this awards season so hopefully it will track some momentum for director John Curran, Wasikowska, and the film.

Chihoe Ho
Chihoe Ho

Super Reviewer

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