'Breaker' Morant
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Breaker Morant is one of the most acclaimed Australian films, telling a powerful tale of wartime betrayal and injustice. Henry "Breaker" Morant (Edward Woodward) is an Englishman living in Australia at the end of the 19th century. When war breaks out in 1899 between Britain and the Boers (descendants of Dutch colonists), Morant and a number of Australians volunteer for duty and are absorbed into the non-regular units of the British army. Acting under orders from his commanders, Morant oversees the execution of several Boer prisoners; it turns out that one of them was German, and in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Breaker Morant" is an anti-war film that takes no prisoners."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Memorable Aussie epic with Edward Woodward particularly good."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"contains one of cinema's most undernoticed and passionate speeches"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"A superb war movie with an unsettling moral."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Bold, uncompromising and completely compelling filmmaking."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Excellent anti-war flick from Austrailian "new wave""
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Woodward delivers a fine performance as the soft-spoken commander, Brown is effectively hot-tempered and Fitz-Gerald is terrifically na´ve."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"It's deservedly one of the most acclaimed Australian films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film all Australian films since have tried to live up to - and couldn't"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Breaker Morant is a top-notch film about an injustice in the annals of military history."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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