The Turning
The Turning (2015)

A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.

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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Guy Lodge

The film rewards the patient, with the most compelling entries stacked in the back half.

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Rich Cline

Life-changing moments feature in each of the nine short films in this Australian anthology, and each is told with remarkable artistry and sensitivity.

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Damon Wise
Radio Times

It was first conceived as an art project, and is perhaps best viewed that way.

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Siobhan Synnot

Winton is important to Australian culture, but a less fragmented, reverent approach would serve his work better.

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Geoffrey Macnab

The cream of Australian acting talent features in this portmanteau picture, based on interlinking short stories by Tim Winton.

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Peter Bradshaw

Even at the level of the individual short film it looks disconcertingly unfinished and unformed, each piece seeming like a sketch for something bigger.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

The films are rich and diverse, moving from the warm humour of Cate Blanchett reconnecting with her mother-in-law to a battered Rose Byrne having visions of Jesus.

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]

The Turning is a collection of nine short films based on Tim Winton's stories, some of which are more satisfying than others but in all they give a sense of Australian landscape and life at the edges.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

There's much to admire in this compilation of Australian short films, but the run-time is far too punishing.

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