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Sweet Country Reviews

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September 25, 2017
[Warwick] Thornton is exceptionally skilled at intertwining genre, formal innovation, and political revisionism; what finally undermines Sweet Country is that his skill does not extend to more fully depicting Aboriginal women.
March 7, 2018
I can't understand the raves from some critics for Australia's Sweet Country.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 11, 2018
This Aussie western slightly outstays its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2018
A visually striking film undone by its obsequious indigenous characters. Australia needs a film about native resistance. This, unfortunately, is not one.
March 22, 2019
Sweet Country is a powerful drama boasting strong performances, an engrossing story, and a viewing experience not easily shaken off.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 21, 2018
Uncomfortable to watch, the film works as a distinguished, forceful statement on integrity, authority, and bigotry and is a strong entry for the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 1, 2018
Sexual and physical violence are symptoms of racial hierarchy and both are impressed upon Sam's family.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 29, 2019
A piece of cinema that will both enrage and inspire you, Sweet Country is a true triumph of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5.5
February 26, 2019
Not only is Sweet Country a superb genre film, its focus on Aboriginal lives... makes it more than a little revolutionary. Most US Westerns fail at their indigenous representation, and this Aussie film is here to show them how it's done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2018
Though it's set in frontier days in the 1920s, hate-filled cruelty and racism persist still and Sweet Country is a powerful indictment of them. It's searing, sensational cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 11, 2018
A muscular drama with impressive depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2018
It manages to be both timeless and perfectly of the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 5, 2018
It's a movie that you really have to brace yourself to watch because though it is an amazing film, the subject matter isn't pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 22, 2018
The movie starts with some ugly material, but ends up introducing audiences to a beautiful place, making this tale of the white oppression of the Black body much more than a gratuitous demonstration.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2018
Warwick Thornton's physical work is brutal. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2019
Indigenous actor Hamilton Morris is quietly magnificent in his first screen role.
September 8, 2017
A film that will inspire audiences with a feeling of righteous fury and national pride. Must see!
Full Review | Original Score: 20/20
September 18, 2017
Every frame is meticulously composed to reveal power structures.
April 10, 2018
Sweet Country is a somber film, but not a didactic or overly worthy one. It has pace and suspense and a kind of visual poetry in its images of the vivid and desolate Australian landscape.
October 23, 2017
Graced by stellar turns from Morris, Gorey-Furber, the Doolans and Gibson John, Sweet Country succeeds most in lending its Aboriginal cast a sense of dignity.
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