Australia Synopsis
An Englishwoman (Nicole Kidman) and a cattleman (Hugh Jackman) try to save her ranch.
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TV Guide

Australia goes for the absolute limit in terms of scope. And let's not be coy -- size may not matter, but it still helps.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Defies all but the most cynical not to get carried away by the force of its grandiose imagery and storytelling.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
[Luhrmann's] movie is all over the map. But what a gorgeous map it is. The too-muchness, like the too-longness, befits the Northern...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Luhrmann is working a tricky game: He's trying to come to terms with modern Australia's racist legacy while telling a ripping yarn while...
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50

Rolling Stone

By 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...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Epic piffle.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Like the last two "Pirates" movies, Australia is ambitious more than awe-inspiring, grandiose rather than grand, full of spectacle but not...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Long before the second hour of Australia (which feels like the fifth), it's clear that Luhrmann hasn't found a satisfactory way to make a...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
With Australia, Luhrmann obviously intends to stage a grand romance against the epic backdrop of World War II. But what we get instead is...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Australia shows all the signs of having been a labor of love for director Baz Luhrmann. One problem: It's his love, and the audience's...
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TAKE ME TO AUSTRALIA!!! GRADE: SOLID B

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Tonight I was privileged to attend the advance press screening of this sweeping epic by Baz Lurhmann. This is a VERY long movie - 2hrs 45mins... Above average performances by the two main stars...

Baz Luhrmann puts his movie-loving heart on his sleeve

By thomaslady
Forget everything else for a sec: The cinematography alone is reason enough to see this pup. I honestly wasn't expecting the comedy and the almost overtly choreographed nature of the first quarter of...

Fall Movie of the Year for me!

By sohmerwood
It looks amazing from the trailers and I love the epic films of the '50s and '60s. This looks like a return to those. Luhrmann is always an interesting director with a great visual style, so his...

AUSTRALIA

By carolwkelly
I assume we are rating the trailer--how could we not go -my goodness it looks like thye best movie in years with the spectacular Hugh Jackman and nicile Kidman-couldnt get better!!!...

Australia

By shoes4me
A shirtless Hugh Jackman, nothing more needs to be said!!...

Good Flick

By kenclem1
Cinematography was stunning, and I found myself quoting lines from the movie. It took me a second to realize that I was quoting a movie I had seen instead of classic literature....

Worth seeing

By luverofpeanuts
It's a well done movie, not completely predictable. I got my money's worth....

Australia falls in line with Baz's stunning past films

By theatersaurus
I was already excited to see Australia because I love Nicole Kidman, and Baz- especially after seeing his 2001 "Moulin Rouge!" . Trying not to get my hopes up to high, I went into the theater with a...

Aussie Aussie Aussie

By promarcus
Great movie from start to finish. Hugh Jackman should get an oscar. This movie had everything and was every bit the charming story in true Baz style. Style and substance....

Ranks With the Epoch Movies of Our Time

By BalancedCritic
This is Grand Cinema to the scale we rarely see these days. A comparison with the scope and depth of Gone With The Wind comes to mind. Beautifully crafted and engaging. Truly worth seeing....

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Rated PG-13 | For some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Messy but engrossing epic about race, love, and war.
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