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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: 81%

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"Wasikowska plays this wordless wanderer just right. That is, she makes her real."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"[Curran] presents a vision of nature that shimmers with uncanny beauty and eerie solitude, transcended by Mia Wasikowska in one of the best performances of the year."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"It understands that life is fundamentally about embracing the mystery and majesty of the inexplicable."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"Wasikowska leads four camels and a dog across the Australian desert and leads a striking adaptation of Robyn Davidson's memoir."
‑ Jeff Baker, Oregonian
"Pulling off an odyssey epic like Tracks without leaning on dialogue or character drama requires a lot of patience, and the film has plenty of patience, but still, this approach is not without its drawbacks."
‑ Melissa Weller, Paste Magazine
"What emerges here is a woman of remarkable strength, and a movie that doesn't sugarcoat the dark side of her journey ..."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Director John Curran has a sense for visual grandeur. The landscape is ablaze with heat, dust, flies and a staggering loneliness. When a snake slithers across Davidson as she sleeps, you can almost feel its cold against the skin."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"... conveyed with haunting sincerity by Wasikowska's committed performance combined with some stunning cinematography amid the arid landscapes."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Extremely good...the role of Robyn Davidson-a woman of lunar loneliness and strength--is the kind of experience that is bound to transform the already first-rate actress Mia Wasikowska."
‑ Richard von Busack, MetroActive
"Distinguished by the performances of its heroine, her canine and camel companions, and little else."
‑ Michael Nordine, Willamette Week
"Curran's dreamy, semisurreal visuals, along with Mandy Walker's shimmering cinematography and Garth Stevenson's fluid score, help us see the world through Davidson's eyes."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Ultimately the movie mimics the trajectory of the quest itself, pulling one toward its final destination, but across an arid expanse."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Wasikowska throws herself into embodying the feisty Davidson. . .with insight into her drive and connection with animals, indigenous people, and the kindness of strangers."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"To my mind, movies about watching nomads walk rank alongside movies about writers writing: The action is dull and endlessly repetitive, and most of the interesting stuff occurs in the mind's interior."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Exhausting and exhilarating, it's an inspirational saga."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
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