The Sundowners
The Sundowners (1960)

Paddy Carmody (Robert Mitchum) is an Irish-Australian who promises wife Ida (Deborah Kerr) he will quit his free wheeling ways and settle down. He takes a job as a shearer on a sheep farm to save money for a down payment on a farm of their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 1960
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Zinnemann's customary care for detail pays occasional dividends, but the film goes on rather too long.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's lack of plot never becomes as pronounced as one might've feared...

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Overblown, but resolutely attractive star vehicle.

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Chicago Reader

A touching Fred Zinnemann movie.

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Emanuel Levy

This sprawling, often boring saga of Aussie nomads in the 1920s is directed by Zinnemann with his customary tamed discipline and human realism, elevated by the solid ensemble.

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Paul Brenner

an enough enjoyable diversion

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TV Guide

A splendid, sprawling saga of Australia.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Beautiful scenery and good performances but entirely to long.
John Ballantine
It goes to prove that you may have Mitchum, Kerr and Ustinov and still not have a great film. This "Australian western" is dull at times and without… More