The Daughter
The Daughter (2017)

After a fifteen-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns home to rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush), the wealthy owner of the local mill that's been the economic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 27, 2017
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With The Daughter, debuting writer-director Simon Stone turns Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck into a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship, and community.

Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

It's a bit like an Australian soap opera, but low-key and true-to-life.

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Eddie Cockrell

Theater director Simon Stone delivers a powerful, low-key yet achingly intense reimagining of Ibsen's 'The Wild Duck.'

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James Mottram
Total Film

Subtle and skilled, this simmers for long periods until its highly satisfying finale.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

After a slow build, the final act picks up the pace but director Simon Stone shows his hand too early. Still, it's chilling to watch the wreckage pile up.

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Harry Windsor
Hollywood Reporter

The performances are uniformly affecting, particularly by Ewen Leslie as Oliver, whose decency makes the pain he endures all the more wrenching. Or it would, if you believed any of it.

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

First time writer-director Simon Stone is a young Australian actor turned filmmaker who managed to find Henrik Ibsen's inner Danielle Steele.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Beautifully acted, if a little overcooked.

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Richard von Busack

Rush's sturdy supporting acting -- you can see the man holding back his skills to let the other actors shine -- can't counterbalance Christian's tendency to blow up.

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Chris Knight
National Post

A story like this lives or dies on the dramatic chops of its personae, and Stone has chosen well; his cast know when to underplay their emotional cards, and when to go for broke, with Otto a particular standout on both counts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I wanted to see this one at the cinema, so I was excited when the library got the DVD in. What can I say. Well acted, well made. Horrible ending. I think this… More