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Walkabout Reviews

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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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
For the most part, Walkabout is an involving, occasionally hypnotic, motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
March 1, 2010
Peeling colonialism, awakening and the Dawn of Man are fiercely indicated in Roeg's wondrous fever
Cole Smithey
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
March 14, 2011
[VIDEO] "Walkabout" is a poetic film that incorporates a collective subconscious of humanist values.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 1, 2010
A unique survival film, that has become a cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
May 18, 2003
| 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
Nev Pierce
November 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 30, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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