The Sundowners
The Sundowners (1960)

Based on Jon Cleary's novel, Sundowners is the story of an 1920s Australian shepherding family who have to keep moving across the country in order to stay in business. Eventually, the family--which is led by Paddy Carmody (Robert… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Zinnemann's customary care for detail pays occasional dividends, but the film goes on rather too long.

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Paul Brenner

an enough enjoyable diversion

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A splendid, sprawling saga of Australia.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

What is nice about these people and valid about this film, is that they have an abundance of freshness, openness and vitality.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's lack of plot never becomes as pronounced as one might've feared...

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Overblown, but resolutely attractive star vehicle.

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Chicago Reader

A touching Fred Zinnemann movie.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Beautiful scenery and good performances but entirely to long.
John Ballantine
It goes to prove that you may have Mitchum, Kerr and Ustinov and still not have a great film. This "Australian western" is dull at times and without… More