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  • Summary: Mixing animation and live action, Look Both Ways follows the misadventures of Meryl (Clarke), a woman who sees disaster everywhere. One day Meryl is witness to a real accident that connects her to the lives of others affected by the tragedy, among them Nick (McInnes), a photographer emotionally inhibited by his own fears. As Meryl and Nick tentatively attempt to connect, their story is shot through with humor, whimsical insight and compassion. (Kino International) Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 88
    It is poetic and unforgiving, romantic and stark. Death is the subject we edge around.
  2. Reviewed by: Erin Free
    The best Australian film to hit local screens in more than a year. Although lacking any internationally renowned actors to win more than limited release, the film's energy and stylistic daring mark it as a true original.
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    Watt's direction is stylish, and her choices feel sure-handed.
  4. The best parts of the movie are its occasional animated sequences.
  5. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    A dreamy but tough ensemble indie that delivers its existential angst with a straight-up Aussie drawl.
  6. 58
    After the first hour, it's clear the movie isn't going to offer any surprising new insights into messed-up modernity.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Bogged down by the stylistic gimmickry of bustling montages and jarring animated segments, Look Both Ways aims for existential drama but succeeds only in reminding us that misery loves company.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sharon
    Sep 10, 2006
    I'm an Aussie and I watched this at the movies 5 times!! So I guess that means it's one of my favorite films ever...I love it's humanity! Expand
  2. JemmaW.
    Apr 27, 2006
    I thought this movie was great, i seen it whilst on holiday in NZ. Very moving. would avoid if feeling extremely depressed mind. but worth a look.
  3. Brutus
    May 11, 2006
    Charming quirky movie about death and what comes before it. Has considerably more heart and soul than what is typically found in the cinema these days. Lackadaisical episodic pacing (and all the better for it) and self-effacing stars lend an air of real life drama to this, but it is basically a gentle comedy about some rather serious themes. There are some unusual animation sequences, which are mostly humorous, and lots of sly observations about relationships and modern life. No car chases, no guns, no explosions. Generally seen as one of the best Australian movies in years. Expand