Jindabyne (2006)

Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 27, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jindabyne's disparate themes may not quite cohere, but the film features fine performances from Linney and Byrne.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

The movie's remaining revelations build slowly into a set of surprisingly powerful emotional beats.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Clearly, in his bid to repurpose Carver's story, Lawrence misses the writer's prevailing ethos: the sense of self-contained internal misery and that haunting quality of being hopelessly human.

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Heather Huntington

Although Jindabyne's cinematography features sweeping scenes of the Australian countryside as stunning as any of those opening shots from Brokeback Mountain, it ultimately has some bigger issues.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A fish tale worth telling and worth hearing.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The seamless overall blend of involving domestic turmoil and haunted national self-questioning is quite some achievement.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Less a moral dilemma than a meditation on the differences between men and women in matters of social decorum.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

The frustration here is that none of this leads anywhere. Perhaps that is the point, that some mysteries are never solved, but Jindabyne could give us a little more to work with.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An affecting character study, anchored by scraped-bare and often heartbreaking performances by Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Intense relationship drama for adults only.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
This is a difficult movie to watch. Understanding Stewart's and Claire's relationship isn't easy. The story is not really about the girl's… More
Drew Smith
Jindabyne is overstuffed with far too many small, great stories. It would have done best putting the primary focus on Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne's… More
paul sandberg
here is a case of an intimate film that tries to encompass too much. A simple morality tale; of not doing what society will have you believe to be the… More
Bruce Bruce
Pretty good Flix, good for a weekend with nothing to do. Its Australlian, a little slow. Worth the rent.
Gordon Anderson
Beautifully shot outback drama which captures the countryside in all its glory. Unfortunately the plot meanders on for way too long and even Laura Linney… More
Ross Collins
Tensions in an Australian small town community escalate when four friends discover a dead body on a fishing trip. Slow psycho-drama.