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Walkabout Reviews

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Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
October 19, 2016
Walkabout has a good script by Edward Bond, and is directed and stunningly photographed by Nicolas Roeg.
Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 9, 2014
Beautifully done, I think, with a completely appropriate and consistent style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 14, 2011
[VIDEO] "Walkabout" is a poetic film that incorporates a collective subconscious of humanist values.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 1, 2010
A unique survival film, that has become a cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
March 1, 2010
Peeling colonialism, awakening and the Dawn of Man are fiercely indicated in Roeg's wondrous fever
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
February 26, 2010
The overt symbolism hampers a subject and approach that could have led to a sublime result.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
November 12, 2002
Walkabout's obvious concern is the relationship between two parties, separated by centuries of diverting societal behaviors, and thus, differentiated perceptions of sexual roles and etiquette. But what ensues is more ambiguous and interpretative.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 29, 2002
Roeg creates in Walkabout a world of his own, a microcosmos that is at once beautiful, primitive, wild, familiar yet unfamiliar, thoughtful, and thought provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Roeg would go on to better films, but the basics of his approach are found in this landmark work of haunting beauty and ugliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 7, 2001
An innocent family picnic turns existential in Nicolas Roeg's brilliant Walkabout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
intensely felt film about the conflicts between civilization and nature, and the tragedy that can result when two people are unable to communicate
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
For the most part, Walkabout is an involving, occasionally hypnotic, motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Is it a parable about noble savages and the crushed spirits of city dwellers? That's what the film's surface seems to suggest, but I think it's also about something deeper and more elusive: The mystery of communication.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
In the day since I've seen the film, I cannot put it out of my mind. Its images continue to be savored, and I will never forget the three travelers through the desert.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Roeg's points about the contrasts between noble savages and civilized effetes don't stand up terribly well over time. Still, much of the film does hold up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Strangely beautiful
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Roeg intercuts images of modern life with the lushness of nature -- offering a stunning fable about the importance of respecting the earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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