The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Based on a novel by Thomas Keneally, which was in turn inspired by actual events, this drama is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the indigenous people of Australia. Jimmie (Tommy Lewis) is a half-white, half-aborigine young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A powerful unsettling film about racism in Australia in 1900.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

One of the greatest films to come from Australia.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Schepisi directs with an immediate energy and crisp cutting that reminded me of films like The Harder They Come (1972).

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A powerful and confronting story: one of the most significant films of the 1970s film renaissance in Australia

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Stephen M
I've only seen this movie once, getting on for 25 years ago, late one night on BBC2, back when dedicated movie channels were in their infancy and the BBC… More