The Tracker
The Tracker (2003)

Experimental director Rolf DeHeer's film The Tracker depicts a controversial moment in the Australian justice system, in doing so taking on a popular topic among Australian filmmakers--the complicated and too often racist relationship… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 12, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An engrossing drama.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

A high-minded film that at times verges on didacticism, The Tracker is redeemed by its adherence to a simple yet distinctive approach to storytelling and its uniformly strong acting.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

See the film mainly for the quiet and powerful work of Gulpilil in the title role.

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Jules Brenner

strangely awkward in terms of film pacing

David Stratton

An imposing film that tackles a serious theme with dignity and even audacity and that features production values of the highest quality.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

As the scorned but ever-resourceful guide, Gulpilil has the richest role and makes the most of it.

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Doug Cummings

[T]he film emphasizes its fable qualities and sets the stage for its moral structure, which hinges on the merging of power and racism and the possibility of resistance.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

An engrossing study of race and history in Australia.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Tracker is one of those rare films that deserves to be called haunting.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[D]rags you across acres of despair, a harsh landscape of the angry, terrified side of human nature...

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Raymond Wieser
Tracker is a haunting, and engrossing film that showcases the beautiful talent of David Gulpilil in the title role, and uses music to help tell the story, but… More
Robert Fearon
Simple story, good cinematography, let down by an overuse of music.