Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Cammila Albertson
    88
    Australia goes for the absolute limit in terms of scope. And let's not be coy -- size may not matter, but it still helps.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 194 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 82
  2. Negative: 16 out of 82
  1. Dec 2, 2010
    10
    Unashamedly epic. Unabashedly romantic. Unforgettably touching. Baz Luhrmann delivers THE underrated film of the noughties. Due to theUnashamedly epic. Unabashedly romantic. Unforgettably touching. Baz Luhrmann delivers THE underrated film of the noughties. Due to the enormous hype following the movie-musical extravaganza of Moulin Rouge!, Australia suffered a case of critic tall-poppy syndrome, in which it seemed the film was doomed for universal criticism before anyone had laid eyes on it. However, if one watches this with an openness and emotion availability, they'll find an unforgettable journey. Luhrmann's direction is impeccable and unique, and Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman's chemistry is electrifying. The character of Nullah is one of the absolute standouts, rounding out a stellar cast. I can not stop the tears from flowing every time I watch this film - Australia should be up there with the best of them! Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2014
    4
    To call Australia an epic is insulting to what makes epics special. Epics aren't corny, empty and have characters that are uninteresting. JustTo call Australia an epic is insulting to what makes epics special. Epics aren't corny, empty and have characters that are uninteresting. Just because it looks like an epic doesn't mean it is one. It fails to meet any of these criteria because Baz's original flaw of trying to tackle 4 different stories at once leaves each story having zero impact by the end. Full Review »
  3. LeanneY
    Jul 29, 2009
    9
    Good movie. quite interesting throughout however it was slightly long. Hugh and Nicole both acted very well however I think that the young Good movie. quite interesting throughout however it was slightly long. Hugh and Nicole both acted very well however I think that the young boy who plays Nullah stole the show. worth watching. Full Review »