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      True History of the Kelly Gang Reviews

      At every turn, Kurzel challenges truth and oversimplified ideas about the Australian legend with a bold presentation, even as he avoids having a clear point of view.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Feb 20, 2022

      For his fourth feature, Australia's prodigal son has returned to his visceral, lo-fi roots.

      Full Review | Sep 21, 2021

      It's established at the start that nothing in this movie is true, but that doesn't take away from its gripping intensity.

      Full Review | Sep 10, 2021

      The effective overdose of machismo it delivers trumps its minor flaws. True Story Of The Kelly Gang is its director's gutsy and relentless return to form...

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jun 22, 2021

      True History of the Kelly Gang needed some limitations to create a bit more clarity. The dreary mood of the film is set early on, and it never finds its way to any excitement or suspense.

      Full Review | Feb 17, 2021

      Worth a look for Kurzel's bold vision and unconventional approach to the biopic.

      Full Review | Feb 16, 2021

      [The film] embraces the legend of the man rather than the man himself, while also making a subtle statement about the English oppression of the Irish.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Feb 1, 2021

      It's not writing an alternate history ... It's writing an alternate mythology.

      Full Review | Jan 28, 2021

      George MacKay is electric as Ned Kelly, twisting and contorting...

      Full Review | Jan 26, 2021

      Ned Kelly is a divisive historical figure, and this overcomplicated version of his story sheds little light on the reason why. It's still interesting enough to recommend.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3 / 5 | Jan 18, 2021

      Kurzel executes the film with remarkable visual flair, but I find its narrative devastatingly dull portraying the dark sides of Kelly's criminal career, with characters as empty as an unloaded pistol. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/10 | Jan 17, 2021

      This pop-art method suggests Alex Cox crossed with Pier Paolo Pasolini. Kurzel has made a post-punk, post-hip-hop, post-neo-realist post-Western.

      Full Review | Dec 18, 2020

      The film's climactic moments are mesmerizing, stylized yet substantial and hauntingly devastating in their lasting impact.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0 | Aug 30, 2020

      The film doesn't focus on the adventures and criminal acts of the gang, but on the psychology of the characters and their unique approach to violence [Full Review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Aug 28, 2020

      Like fatal flashes, it gleams of sordid beauty and a single certainty: there is no future. [Full Review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jul 20, 2020

      Moments that take us out of the film, trying to knock down its fourth wall... are premeditated, justified, within a Bretchtian discourse to exercise criticism of an adrift Australia's cultural and social mode. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jul 16, 2020

      A movie with a very concrete attitude. [Full Review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jul 8, 2020

      As intense as it gets, the film never scratches the surface as much as the aforementioned The Propositions' script does. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Jun 29, 2020

      Ferocious, captivating performances, an uncanny sense of mood and atmosphere that Justin Kurzel does so well, and a violent, esoteric crash into adulthood give True History of the Kelly Gang a compelling urgency.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Jun 25, 2020

      There are films that you admire more than you love. Justin Kurzel's film falls into that latter category. You respect its passion, even if it didn't quite hit you.

      Full Review | Original Score: B- | Jun 20, 2020

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