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In Theaters September 19 (30 days)
Director John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE) and the producers of THE KINGS SPEECH bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage. (C) Weinstein
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is 112 minutes, but feels as long and as arduous as Davidson's real-life trek."
‑ Kiva Reardon, Globe and Mail
"John Curran's film, starring Mia Wasikowska, captures the ravishing emptiness of the landscape and the elemental perils facing a strong young woman."
‑ Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Mia's intensely grueling performance distills abundant muted fury from the relatively minimalist material. Not unlike say, Kevin Costner's similar weighty existential pilgrimage, here conveyed in her own Dances With Camels in the Australian wilderness."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"The true story behind this movie just about makes up for its oddly flat tone, which never quite captures either the grandeur of the Australian Outback or the deeper emotions of the people on-screen."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"Ever redder of nose, ever more bedraggled about the hair, Wasikowska, without much dialogue, invests the character with complexity, intelligence and charisma."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"Mia Wasikowska gives an unflashy, moving performance. As the months pass, her skin burned and peeling, she begins to look like the blistered Australian landscape."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"A journey of arduous physical challenges and incalculable spiritual rewards is evocatively rendered in this superb adaptation."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Tracks has all the drama of a female coming-of-age movie -- without all the drama of a female coming-of-age movie. It's a refreshing change, and one that feels even sweeter after a long walk through the dunes."
‑ Katherine Monk, Canada.com
"Wasikowska - as ever - dazzles as that rare thing in contemporary cinema: the independent female adventurer."
‑ Michael Leader, Film4
"Romantic in the grandest sense, a visceral and hypnotic experience of idealistic aspirations set against the desolate beauty and danger of the Outback."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Mia Wasikowska plays Australian Robyn Davidson, a loner who makes Greta Garbo look like an extrovert, in John Curran's beautifully lensed dramatic recreation of Davidson's 2,700-kilometre trek across the Aussie desert in 1977."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Mia Wasikowska gives a fine, flinty performance in this beautifully rendered adaptation of Robyn Davidson's international bestseller."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"John Curran's scenic yet intimate recreation of Davidson's epic journey makes for an engrossing watch, albeit one that unfolds at a walking pace."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Tracks is a stirring and beautifully shot account of the author Robyn Davidson's real-life journey by camel across the Australian outback."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"I'm always loath to use the expression 'voyage of self-discovery', but there is a spiritual dimension to Tracks that makes it more than just a long walk to the sea."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
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