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The Waiting City Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine
October 17, 2013
[Director Claire McCarthy] wrings true emotion out of simple moments that audiences will recognise.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
Much of the joy of The Waiting City comes from the slow unraveling of the characters relationships, as well as in the gorgeous cinematography of Denson Baker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
August 8, 2010
The Waiting City is a beautifully crafted bitter-sweet exploration of a functional but near-broken relationship exposed by this perpetually functional but near-broken city.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Jones
Empire Magazine Australasia
July 20, 2010
India is the best character in a touching if convoluted story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
July 15, 2010
The Waiting City is an immersive film, but also a contemplative one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
July 14, 2010
There's more atmosphere than plot in Claire McCarthy's film, but the atmosphere is very strong indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 13, 2010
This isn't the best Aussie film of the year but with strong performances and a distinct setting, it warrants your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Anna Harrison
Concrete Playground
July 13, 2010
The Waiting City deals with themes of spiritualism, motherhood and the issue of international adoption, but is ultimately a film about intimate relationships and the stuff that binds them when all else falls away.
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
July 13, 2010
Driven by a tremendously honest script and beautiful lead performances, this film marks a major achievement and challenges its audience to consider its themes deeply.
Anthony Morris
The Vine
July 13, 2010
2010 is shaping up to be yet another bumper year for Australian film, and The Waiting City should be a big part of that.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 11, 2010
An ambitious debut by Claire McCarthy, in which she tries to find a cohesion between the earthly realities of the subject matter, the complexities of Indian life and the demanding emotional journey of a young married couple
Anders Wotzke
July 10, 2010
Living up to its name, The Waiting City rewards patience. The film's initial unevenness is remedied by a captivating second half full of heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 28, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
July 16, 2010
Too often in The waiting City, there are moments that jar, misjudgments and bad calls in performance and structure that distract from the important process going on here.
Nick Dent
Sunday Mail (Australia)
July 15, 2010
Cue the parade of local colour -- women in saris, decaying buildings, sunsets over the Ganges -- and the inevitable transcendental experience.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
July 14, 2010
Unfortunately, courtesy of vacuous scripting and stilted performances, The Waiting City ultimately does precious little to have you caring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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