Australia
Australia (2008)

An English aristocrat inherits an Australian ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver to drive 2,000-head of cattle across hundreds of miles… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 3, 2009
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55%
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User Score
65%



Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Built on lavish vistas and impeccable production, Australia is unfortunately burdened with thinly drawn characters and a lack of originality.

Nina Caplan
Time Out

It's a fine romp, epic in both ambition and visuals if not narrative - and if director Baz Luhrmann had stopped at the end of the love story's trajectory, the audience would have left entirely happy.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Sometimes Luhrmann seems to be living in a Dreamtime of his own; his movie is all over the map. But what a gorgeous map it is.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

What a pleasant surprise to discover that the film has earned its sweeping title.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

There's a lot to admire here, but not enough.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Luhrmann is drawn to kitsch as inevitably as a bear to honey.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Throw out the beefcake, the Stilton cheese, and the sub-Dynasty empire-building bushwah.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's trying so hard to be epic instead of just being epic.

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Sean Means
Film.com

The massive panoramas of wild Australia suddenly make Luhrmanns wild flourishes look puny.

Mike Edwards
What Culture

A funny frankenstein that's worth seeing just to point and laugh at.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
It's not awful, but it certainly lacks the tongue-in-cheek spark of other Baz Luhrmann films, thus rendering the emotion quite melodramatic. I… More
Anthony Lawrie
Baz Luhrmann has written a love letter to his native Australia and what better way to do it then to direct an epic! It's not quite your typical epic… More
Daniel Perry
Somewhere beyond "good," but not quite "really good." I've always been a Luhrman fan, so some of the more airy or mystical qualities of… More
Nicki Marie
I got about one hour into this before turning it off. Acting in the beginning is extremely hammy. So much so I could not take this seriously. It was not… More
Phil Hubbs
I thought this was an epic 'Dances With Wolves' type film so I was alittle disappointed to discover it isn't, its more of a romantic comedy/epic… More
♥Robyn M♥
Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman,i wasnt going to watch this movie as im not a huge fan of Nicole Kidman, but I love the Wolverine and the X-men… More

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