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Set in 1903, Tracker is a tense action thriller in which Arjan (Ray Winstone :44 Inch Chest, London Boulevard), a guerrilla survivor of the South African Boer War, lands in colonial New Zealand and is promised a huge bounty to capture Kereama (Temuera Morrison: The Green Lantern, Once Were Warriors), a Maori seafarer accused of killing a British soldier. What should be a simple job for Arjan, a master tracker, turns into a gripping and dangerous game of cat and mouse as Kereama repeatedly escapes and is recaptured - all the while insisting on his innocence. As each man gains and loses the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"A relative lack of action, pared with simplistic message-movie sentiments, that hampers what in any other case is a solid movie."
‑ Andrew Hedley, Flicks.co.nz
"With Winstone in the lead you won't expect it to have the action power of Seraphim Falls, which starred Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson in 2006, but prepare to be surprised."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"The scenery is glorious, but the movie's a hard slog all the same."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Would have looked comfortable on television."
‑ Leo Robson, Financial Times
"Ultimately, the drama's more satisfying than exciting, but it's a solid entertainment nonetheless."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
"There are echoes of classics like Hell In The Pacific in Tracker and the seesawing relationship between the two men is entertainingly handled, if repetitive, until some welcome 11th-hour twists in the plot."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"It's nothing special, and the pace lags as we admire the scenery, but the best moments have a thoughtful complexity reminiscent of Jimmy Stewart/Anthony Mann westerns, such as The Naked Spur."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"An interesting insight into an era rarely seen on film and an atmospheric showcase for Winstone and Morrison's talents - not to mention New Zealand's spectacular landscape."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"What would Ray Winstone sound like if he did a South African accent? Answer: Exactly the same as he would if he was doing a London, Italian or Kathmandu accent. Like either a homicidal tuba or Muttley with a hangover."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Watching Temuera Morrison and Ray Winstone clash is every bit as electrifying as you'd expect, like a pair of roaring juggernauts colliding at 90mph."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"[Winstone] is the main reason to watch Tracker, though the scenery comes a good second."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"An old-fashioned adventure yarn that tramps reassuringly through familiar terrain. At least the destination - not to mention the casting - is more interesting than the journey."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
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