Oyster Farmer
Oyster Farmer (2005)

A young man has a hard time getting crime to pay better than honest work in this comedy-drama from Australia. When Jack Flange (Alex O'Lachlan) gets word that his sister Nikki (Claudia Harrison) has been in a serious auto accident, he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 3, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ted Fry
Seattle Times

There's just a little too much prettiness and plot to compete with all the eccentric behavior of the background population.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

If only you could shuck away the humdrum shell of a story about a guy who steals money and hides out among the local river workers, you might have an interesting documentary about shellfish.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Reeves discovers an allegory for the ebb and flow of life in these uncertain times.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anna Reeves' debut feature film, set in a breathtaking stretch of the Hawkesbury River, jumps from idea to idea like a kangaroo, but it's a charmer all the same.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

While her cast is talented, Reeves doesn't concentrate long enough on any plotline or character to build viewer interest.

Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... the plot takes some unlikely turns along familiar romantic rough waters.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations.

Laura Kern
New York Times

This darkly humorous, sometimes even raunchy film mostly eludes a typical cutesy, feel-good formula.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

I think maybe this movie was harvested before its time because, just like an oyster, it blows its juice too soon and then it's pretty much worthless after that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Charming. Intelligent. Quirky. I have to tell you..there was this scene that involved a dog, and a remote, that had me in stitches. Kind of sad outcome..but… More
Walter M.
"Oyster Farmer" starts with Jack(Alex O'Loughlin) giving a ride to Pearl(Diana Glenn) in his boat, making him late for work at the oyster farm… More
FanGirl Browncoat
This film seems like it should be in the Film Movement series, it has the same look, feel and storyline as many of the films in that series. So if you like the… More