Bran Nue Dae

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. As the boarding school honcho Father Benedictus, Geoffrey Rush chews so much scenery that he looks ready to burst.
  2. The bits of Aboriginal lore imparted along the way by Tadpole add flavoring to a sugar-coated romp that has the craft of a high school revue.
  3. 50
    The movie is bouncy and zesty, its energy unflagging, and some of the big numbers are heavily tinged with Bollywood. Conceptually, it should have been a trip.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Offering blandly stereotypical characters in a trite road-trip narrative, it's genial but too silly for most grownups, and likely to impress few "High School Musical"-indoctrinated kids.
  5. 60
    The movie will make you tap your toes; don't expect much for your head or your heartstrings.
  6. The movie feels trapped in the 1980s and feels like a missed opportunity.
  7. While well known to many Down-Under fans, Bran Nue Dae has too much comic kitsch for U.S. specialty film audiences.
  8. Bran Nue Dae has so much feel-good fizz that you can almost overlook its rickety construction. But not quite.
  9. A very slightly plotted, over-the-top film with hammy acting suitable for an old "Benny Hill" episode. If that sounds like fun, go see it, mate.
  10. 50
    The film is too broad and tacky to engage on a universal level, or at least Stateside: The choreography is sloppy and lifeless; the outmoded blend of vintage rock, country and Broadway styles doesn't click; and the characters are such caricatures that it's no wonder the entire cast is overacting.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    4
    A dull viewing that features mediocre acting, subpar humour and an unoriginal narrative. Bran Nue Dae is only for fans of musical cinema andA dull viewing that features mediocre acting, subpar humour and an unoriginal narrative. Bran Nue Dae is only for fans of musical cinema and other similar Australian comedies. Full Review »