Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

In Western Australia, 1931, the small depot of Jigalong sits on the edge of the Gibson Desert. Running through Jigalong and out into the desert is a rabbit-proof fence that bisects Australia from north to south. The fence was built to keep… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 29, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually beautiful and well-acted, Rabbit-Proof Fence tells a compelling true-life story.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

[Director Phillip] Noyce shows their awful, eventually uplifting journey without flinching, and the arid Australian wilderness is a co-star of the film.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Searing dramatization of a story of remarkable courage, stamina and spirit.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

presents a dark spot on Australia's history

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Noyce trusts the power of the story to move us. He knows that, like the girls themselves, we'll find our way along Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Many movies claim to illuminate the human spirit, but Rabbit-Proof Fence actually delivers.

Emanuel Levy

After making several commercial but impersonal actioners, Philip Noyce goes back to his Australian roots with this message film, which is powerful if also simplistic.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It certainly has its moving moments.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Essentially, Noyce just wants to tell a good story, which he does.

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Sarah Boslaugh

Rabbit-Proof Fence aspires to epic status, but it's really more of a well-done genre film...

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Kenneth Branagh is a compelling villain, and some of the cinematography is great but there simply isn't enough plot to carry this true-story drama to the… More
erika bruhns
Really good plot.
Raymond Wieser
Rabbit-Proof Fence is visually stunning, well-acted film telling of the racism by the British against the Aboriginal peoples of Australia in the 1930's.… More
Cindy I
Up until 1970, the Australian government took it upon themselves to take "half-castes (the Australian term for mixed Aboriginal/Caucasian children) from… More
Lady D'arbanville
A powerful true story revealing a time in Australian history known as "The Stolen Nation". A gutsy focus on one family and their courage to evade… More
Wahida K
A daring escape. An epic journey. The true story of 3 girls who walked 1500 miles to find their way home.