Walkabout (1971)

In this visually breathtaking mystical drama, a city-dwelling teenage girl and her young brother are stranded in the untamed Australian outback. There they meet a teenage Aborigine boy who becomes their companion and protector. But the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1971
DVD Release Date: April 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Berardinelli

For the most part, Walkabout is an involving, occasionally hypnotic, motion picture.

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Christopher Hudson
The Spectator

Walkabout has a good script by Edward Bond, and is directed and stunningly photographed by Nicolas Roeg.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A unique survival film, that has become a cult favorite.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Is it a parable about noble savages and the crushed spirits of city dwellers? That's what the film's surface seems to suggest, but I think it's also about something deeper and more elusive: The mystery of communication.

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Beautifully done, I think, with a completely appropriate and consistent style.

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Fernando F. Croce

Peeling colonialism, awakening and the Dawn of Man are fiercely indicated in Roeg's wondrous fever

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Roeg intercuts images of modern life with the lushness of nature -- offering a stunning fable about the importance of respecting the earth.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] "Walkabout" is a poetic film that incorporates a collective subconscious of humanist values.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

The overt symbolism hampers a subject and approach that could have led to a sublime result.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Strong, magical and beautiful, Nicolas Roeg's friendly tale show a great meeting between urban life and natural world.
Dan Schultz
A hypnotizing, astoundingly shot story concerning a brother and sister who depend on an aborigine to survive in the outback of Australia after their father… More
Graham Jones
A beautifully photographed film with the backdrop of the Australian outback.
Cindy I
A "walkabout" is rite of passage ritual for 16-year old Australian Aboriginal boys. As part of their entrance into manhood, they wander into the… More
Cassandra Maples
Director Nicolas Roeg's (`Don't Look Now') cinematographic skills and admiration pay especial tribute to Walkabout's powerful combination of… More
Stella Dallas
mesmerizing, magnificent looking and deeply saddening if a bit 70's artsy at times. that said, i'm afraid this beautiful film would be difficult to… More

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