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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. Dec 1, 2010
    8
    This is a magnificent movie all around. The scarce dialogue, cinematography but specially the 2 young leads are ... inspiring, breathtaking, relentless. There is a moment, a single instant that spoke to me when in a car's tape recorder Rocio Durcal is playing Juan Gabriel (Spanish diva + Mexican divo)... the awkward perfection of this sound insert is, for me, the perfect metaphor of the surprising stuff this movie is made of Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    This movie is brilliant. It is one of the bleakest films I have ever seen. By focusing on the touching story of two young Aborigines it successfully shows their harsh reality. Warwick Thornton does a magnificent job in not only bringing attention to the Indigenous issue but also in telling a beautiful love story. I only hope that more films and art like this can have a positive impact on some of the issues that this movie brings into focus. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2011
    10
    Dear METACRITIC ITs: Please help me change my user review NAME from raco2046 to cinemaquote. I have written over 4 months wihout a reply. My email cinemaquote@gmail.com
  4. Jan 11, 2011
    0
    Slow, predictable, boring. Let's get real. Been done over, and over, and over, and much better.good things about this movie.....hum. It was in focus and it had 1/2 a plot.
  5. Feb 29, 2012
    9
    Clásicos les llaman a las películas cuyo mensaje trasciende su tiempo y su entorno y esta película logra transmitirlo así seas en Australia o seas de México. AL estar viendo el filme pensaba que cualquier escena podría confundirse con un filme hecho en México de no ser por los pocos diálogos en inglés y en idioma aborigen. Impactante. Bastante recomendable. Expand
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    And by the time Thornton has deftly flipped the script regarding the titular Biblical parable's misogyny, you'll feel as if Aussie cinema has indeed discovered its next great voice.
  2. 91
    Viewers may not realize how far they've been pulled in until the movie ends, and they might feel a sense of loss that it can't keep going just a little while longer.
  3. How do you know you're looking at a pretty good piece of filmmaking? When the director and actors can make you care about the central characters even though they exchange almost no dialogue.