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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 4 out of 38
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  1. TonyY.
    Mar 10, 2003
    3
    Acting was great but the real Molly Craig said when she saw it: "That's not my story!" Read the book if you want to know the real story, the movie is a fictional horror story! Apart from the fact that the children walked home because they missed their family, virtually everything else about this movie is untrue. The children were removed because they were considered to be at risk of Acting was great but the real Molly Craig said when she saw it: "That's not my story!" Read the book if you want to know the real story, the movie is a fictional horror story! Apart from the fact that the children walked home because they missed their family, virtually everything else about this movie is untrue. The children were removed because they were considered to be at risk of abuse. They were not snatched away in the manner depicted, they were not locked in an iron barred box on a train, they were in fact treated with considerable kindness. Expand
  2. MarkD.
    May 20, 2005
    0
    This great film is ruined by its untrue plots, I agree with Tony.
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Noyce's movie is a testament to endurance -- the camera caresses the landscape -- instilling us with a respect and reverence for it, its harsh ways and the attachment to it that Australia's indigenous people hold.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    Thrilling, heart-wrenching tale of the real-life incredible journey.
  3. 100
    The result is a film that outrages and fills the viewer with poetry that's at once epic and intimate, scandalizing and life-affirming -- a real work of art.