Walkabout
Walkabout (1971)

The contrast between modern, urban civilization and life in the natural world lies at the heart of Nicolas Roeg's visually dazzling drama Walkabout. In broad outline, the plot might resemble a standard fish-out-of-water tale: two city… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Berardinelli
ReelViews

For the most part, Walkabout is an involving, occasionally hypnotic, motion picture.

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph

Beautifully done, I think, with a completely appropriate and consistent style.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Peeling colonialism, awakening and the Dawn of Man are fiercely indicated in Roeg's wondrous fever

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Is it a parable about noble savages and the crushed spirits of city dwellers? That's what the film's surface seems to suggest, but I think it's also about something deeper and more elusive: The mystery of communication.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO] "Walkabout" is a poetic film that incorporates a collective subconscious of humanist values.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

The overt symbolism hampers a subject and approach that could have led to a sublime result.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Roeg intercuts images of modern life with the lushness of nature -- offering a stunning fable about the importance of respecting the earth.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A unique survival film, that has become a cult favorite.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Walkabout's obvious concern is the relationship between two parties, separated by centuries of diverting societal behaviors, and thus, differentiated perceptions of sexual roles and etiquette. But what ensues is more ambiguous and interpretative.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Strong, magical and beautiful, Nicolas Roeg's friendly tale show a great meeting between urban life and natural world.
Dan Schultz
A hypnotizing, astoundingly shot story concerning a brother and sister who depend on an aborigine to survive in the outback of Australia after their father… More
Graham Jones
A beautifully photographed film with the backdrop of the Australian outback.
Cindy I
A "walkabout" is rite of passage ritual for 16-year old Australian Aboriginal boys. As part of their entrance into manhood, they wander into the… More
Cassandra Maples
Director Nicolas Roeg's (`Don't Look Now') cinematographic skills and admiration pay especial tribute to Walkabout's powerful combination of… More
Stella Dallas
mesmerizing, magnificent looking and deeply saddening if a bit 70's artsy at times. that said, i'm afraid this beautiful film would be difficult to… More

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