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Walkabout Reviews

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November 26, 2018
...one of the great art house freak-outs of the 1970s.
February 7, 2018
Aim and Misfire.
October 19, 2016
Walkabout has a good script by Edward Bond, and is directed and stunningly photographed by Nicolas Roeg.
November 9, 2014
Beautifully done, I think, with a completely appropriate and consistent style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2011
[VIDEO] "Walkabout" is a poetic film that incorporates a collective subconscious of humanist values.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 1, 2010
A unique survival film, that has become a cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 1, 2010
Peeling colonialism, awakening and the Dawn of Man are fiercely indicated in Roeg's wondrous fever
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
November 20, 2003
The picture does have moments of great beauty, possibly because it examines a country so strange for most of us. But the total effect is a combination of obscurity and dullness.
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.
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
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
August 7, 2001
An innocent family picnic turns existential in Nicolas Roeg's brilliant Walkabout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
January 1, 2000
For the most part, Walkabout is an involving, occasionally hypnotic, motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
January 1, 2000
Strangely beautiful
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
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