The Castle
The Castle (1999)

Working-class tow-truck driver and father of four Darryl Kerrigan's (Michael Caton) only distinguishing feature is his beaming reverence for his home and family. Although is kids appear to be underachievers and his home is located on… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 7, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

You can't help but fall in love.

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Clint Morris

One of the best films to ever come out of Australia!

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Love who you are and fight for the right to be the imperfect you

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

In certain comedies the dialogue can be infectious. If repeated enough and delivered by great actors, lines of dialogue can stick in a persons head like an irresistible melody. The Castle contains such dialogue.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A unique Australian comedy that puts big budget films to shame.

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Thom Bennett
Film Journal International

A wonderful, fun film, complete with an unlikely hero willing to take on the world.

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Scott Weinberg

I hate to overuse the word "charming" -- but this flick truly is.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

One of the best movies ever made on the spiritual practice of contentment- living in the present moment.

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Widgett Walls

A nice enough film with a bit of quirky charm.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Played less for laughs than for smiles, an imperfect family housed in an imperfect place (the end of the Melbourne Airport's runway!) finds itself pitted… More
Jesse Ortega
Quite a good film, though one that, by the end, is probably too sentimental, and sometimes too idealistic, for its own good. But overall I think the film does… More
Thomas Bowler
possibly the greatest aussie film ever, the castle is inspired. film in a crazy 14 days, the castle has stood the test of time and is responsible for some of… More
Angela Alcorn
So Australian. :)
Ross Collins
Every Aussie's favourite movie - Liz made me watch it Valentine's Day 2005. It's like a movie-version of Neighbours!