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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    70
    Much has been made of supermodel Gemma Ward's doll-like features, but there's nothing plastic about her debut performance in the charming Australian indie The Black Balloon.
  2. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    70
    Collette acts as an anchor for the ensemble, but the young leads credibly hold their own onscreen.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    70
    Within its resolutely mainstream parameters, The Black Balloon courses with a firsthand feel for languorous Aussie summers, the shifting scales of love and hate in sibling relationships, and the earned wit that helps families cope with difficult situations.