Tracks (2014)

Director John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE) and the producers of THE KINGS SPEECH bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What Tracks lacks in excitement, it more than makes up with gorgeous cinematography and Mia Wasikowska's outstanding performance.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Wasikowska plays this wordless wanderer just right. That is, she makes her real.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

[Curran] presents a vision of nature that shimmers with uncanny beauty and eerie solitude, transcended by Mia Wasikowska in one of the best performances of the year.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Tracks avoids romanticising and over-dramatising the journey. Instead it delivers a real sense of the mental and physical challenges Davidson faced.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

What emerges here is a woman of remarkable strength, and a movie that doesn't sugarcoat the dark side of her journey ...

Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Director John Curran has a sense for visual grandeur. The landscape is ablaze with heat, dust, flies and a staggering loneliness. When a snake slithers across Davidson as she sleeps, you can almost feel its cold against the skin.

Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

[John] Curran offers a character study about one of the rarest sights in Western cinema: a well-adjusted female loner.

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Rafer Guzman

Curran's dreamy, semisurreal visuals, along with Mandy Walker's shimmering cinematography and Garth Stevenson's fluid score, help us see the world through Davidson's eyes.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Ultimately the movie mimics the trajectory of the quest itself, pulling one toward its final destination, but across an arid expanse.

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Lisa Rosman

Tracks is an invitation rarely proffered by a modern film: one that asks us to consider what we really need.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What a bore to follow in endless landscape shots this detestable protagonist who has the nerve to treat her photographer like garbage when she is being financed… More
Chihoe Ho
I saw "Tracks" at TIFF 2013 and it was one of my favourite films of that year. It came and left quietly, and when I recently rewatched it, I was blown… More
Byron Brubaker
The real Robyn Davidson has Cheryl Strayed beat by 600 miles. Robyn is a loner. She prefers the company of the four camels she trains to carry her gear across… More
Cameron Johnson
This film is set in the '70s, so, of course, it's the heavy drama about 8-track tapes that we've all been waiting for. Shoot, not even people in… More
Glenn Gaylord
Sometimes you see films where it's downright obvious why it was made. The filmmakers show a burning passion that almost seems to leap off the screen and… More
Panta Oz
Tracks is an outback Australian drama directed by John Curran and written by Marion Nelson based on Robyn Davidson's memoir of the same name, chronicling… More