The Year My Voice Broke Reviews

April 30, 2018
The ending carries a tidal surge of regret for youthful emotional loss that will no doubt be universal.
December 12, 2008
This funny, touching, truthful gem of a film is one of the ongoing pleasures of Australian cinema, and is as fresh and compelling on its 21st anniversary as it was on its acclaimed release
December 18, 2007
Though it covers familiar territory, this well-acted, skillfully photographed film is a gentle examination of the rites of passage.
December 18, 2007
The characters are memorable ones, and beautifully played by the three young newcomers, with Noah Taylor especially effective as the lovesick Danny.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
A film to restore one's faith in films about the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
July 4, 2005
January 5, 2005
August 30, 2004
It is so pleasant and unpretentious that we can almost forget the total lack of surprise in this deftly acted Australian film.
July 9, 2003
Wonderful, perceptive, and original Australian film about the magic and anguish of adolescence.
May 24, 2003
Duigan's gift for characterization and feel for period give the film its haunting and evocative mood, and hint at something altogether darker than the average teen flick.
February 11, 2003
Bittersweet Australian coming-of-age tale
December 24, 2002
July 25, 2001
It's solid, involving and uncomfortably familiar -- another good, but not great, coming-of-age drama.
January 1, 2000
This isn't an adolescent wish-fulfillment fantasy, so the impossible never happens, and it's a credit to the movie that it doesn't.
January 1, 2000
Although most of this is rather familiar stuff...the treatment is sufficiently sincere and nuanced to give it a touch of poignancy.
January 1, 2000
Nice effort from Duigan, and a smashing introduction by Noah Taylor, who would fly so high in Shine.