Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Bryan Brown, Brandon Walters, David Wenham
|Screenplay||Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan|
|Editing||Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Bazmark Films, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer
Lisa Human Comes across as a sappy, contrived and overly long piece of nothingness.
Bruce Dennill For all that it's set in the city of Darwin, this is a project that completely fails to evolve.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Baz Luhrmann dreamed of making the Australian ''Gone With the Wind,'' and so he has, with much of that film's lush epic beauty and some of the same awkwardness with a national legacy of racism.
Jason Anderson This is most definitely the kind of big, blustery, pop-mythic epic that Hollywood doesn’t make any more but maybe we should be thankful for that — they’re bloody exhausting.
James Berardinelli A would-be epic on a grand, David Lean-inspired scale, Australia falls far short of intentions and expectations. (One wonders whether rumored studio meddling has anything to do with this.)
Peter Travers If looks were everything, director Baz Luhrmann's epic salute to his native land would be the movie of the year. But, crikey, a padded script bloated with subplots and shameless sentimentality can wear you down.
C. Fuchs The sprawling and ambitious pic will likely go down as yet another piece of Australian history, big and costly, but ultimately forgotten by most.
Tomatometer Built on lavish vistas and impeccable production, Australia is unfortunately burdened with thinly drawn characters and a lack of originality.
What the People say
6015 Netizens Those not familiar or not fans of Baz's style stand a greater chance of not liking this
Average .. 53%