Bran Nue Dae
Bran Nue Dae (2010)

Bran Nue Dae is a charming new Australian-based, music-driven road movie/romantic comedy starring Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush that literally bursts onto the screen with unbridled energy and fun. Loosely based on one of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2011
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's original and high-spirited, but Bran Nue Dae is also uneven and sometimes overly kitschy.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The film is uneven but in a kind of sweet, earnest way.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Bran Nue Dae is an infectiously joyful Australian Aboriginal musical.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Cute and deliciously off-kilter.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

You have to wonder about the film's almost complete portrayal of Aborigines as dim-witted dunderers, dancing fools, thieves and drunks. Whites fare no better. Does the film explode stereotypes, or reinforce them?

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Soon, whenever someone launches into a song, you roll your eyes and hope the tune is a short one.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

The quirkiest musical I've ever seen, and despite its flaws I enjoyed it.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

The bright colors and vibrant backgrounds ... go a long way in distracting from shortcomings in the story and style of this offhand hybrid.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Geoffrey Rush chews so much scenery that he looks ready to burst.

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Katina Vangopoulos

It's a Bran Nue Dae for Australian comedy. Enjoyable and satirical; a pleasant surprise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Charmingly Aussie comedy-musical film - thanks to the energy of the music and dance sequences, the colourful vibrancy of Andrew Lesnie's cinematography and… More
Jason Stratford
I thought this was really enjoyable. It was a good look at the Aboriginals in Australia in a light hearted way and set in an area we dont see a lot in Western… More
Kevin M. Williams
i actually yelled at the screen in this: "what a load!!!!" i apologise for the over-reaction, but i found this to be almost as insulting as "the… More
Kyle S
My thoughts on this are very mixed. I enjoyed parts of it, but some just fell flat for me. One thing is for sure, Geoffrey Rush gave an incredibly hilarious… More