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Summary Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby) retaliates an...

Directed By: Jennifer Kent

Written By: Jennifer Kent

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 36 Critic Reviews
77
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 73 User Ratings
6.8
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Summary Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby) retaliates an...

Directed By: Jennifer Kent

Written By: Jennifer Kent

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Generally Favorable Based on 36 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 36 Critic Reviews
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86% Positive
31 Reviews
14% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 73 User Ratings
6.8
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10% Mixed
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Generally Favorable Based on 73 User Ratings
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71% Positive
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10% Mixed
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Production Company Causeway Films, Adelaide Film Festival, BRON Studios, Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania, The South Australian Film Corporation, Creative Wealth Media Finance
Release Date Aug 2, 2019
Duration 2 h 16 m
Rating R
Tagline 1820's Tasmania. A young Irish convict seeks revenge.
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards
• 6 Wins & 15 Nominations
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards
• 2 Wins & 10 Nominations
Australian Film Critics Association Awards
• 8 Wins & 9 Nominations