The Sundowners
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Based on Jon Cleary's novel, this leisurely-paced epic tells the story of the members of a 1920s Australian shepherding family who have to keep moving across the country in order to stay in business. Eventually, the family has enough money to buy a farm.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Zinnemann's customary care for detail pays occasional dividends, but the film goes on rather too long."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"an enough enjoyable diversion"
‑ Paul Brenner,
"A splendid, sprawling saga of Australia."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"What is nice about these people and valid about this film, is that they have an abundance of freshness, openness and vitality."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"...the film's lack of plot never becomes as pronounced as one might've feared..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Overblown, but resolutely attractive star vehicle."
‑ , Film4
"A touching Fred Zinnemann movie."
‑ , Chicago Reader
"This sprawling, often boring saga of Aussie nomads in the 1920s is directed by Zinnemann with his customary tamed discipline and human realism, elevated by the solid ensemble."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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