User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
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  1. Crossoverman
    Apr 23, 2007
    9
    One of the great Australian films of all time. This fleshes out Raymond Carver's story in a complex and complicated way, layering in themes of race and childhood amongst the very strong story about men and women and how they deal with emotion. Incredible.
  2. MM
    Aug 7, 2007
    9
    A lovely take on ambivalence and the delicate balance among human beings. Linney and Byrne, and the child actors, are excellent and the setting is often spectacular. Although at times it seemed a little long, I would readily watch it over again.
  3. MichaelL.
    May 19, 2007
    9
    A deeply compelling yet deceptively disturbing meditation on the uncertain morality that can reside in all of us when confronted with a situation of unordinary and horrendous proportions. It's "What would you do?" plotline builds to a quietly powerful climax that had me paralyzed in the darkened theater long after the closing title sequence had ended.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Jindabyne -- named for the lakeside town in which the troubles spill -- can't contain all that the filmmakers want to throw in. Best to keep glued to the taut performance by Laura Linney.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    80
    The same organic characterizations that marked Lawrence's acclaimed 2001 film "Lantana" will attract fans of strong adult drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Never obtains the full impact of its potentially powerful inner core.