• Released
  • September 10, 2010
  • (Limited NY 9/10)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 28 min
  • Comedy
    Music/Performing Arts
75

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Enjoyable and forgettable in equal measure, the lovably cheesy Australian movie Bran Nue Dae is a must for children bitten by the musical-revival fever, for all who heart American Idol, and for anyone who came of age in the late 1960s - and is willing to hear the beloved pop standards of their youth massacred for a new age.
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75

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
It's a little racy for our "High School Musical" set. But Bran Nue Dae (say it out loud) will play anywhere fans like a musical so cute you want to pinch its cheeks.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It may not have songs by ABBA, but Bran Nue Dae is roughly Australia's far less elaborate answer to "Mamma Mia!" -- a cheerful and proudly corny musical that's pretty hard to resist if you're in the right frame of mind.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Great? No. But Bran Nue Dae is great good fun.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The songs are catchy. The lip-synching, meanwhile, is always a little off, and the dancing is usually average at best.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It isn't a masterpiece, but it is a good-hearted, sweet comedy, featuring an overland chase that isn't original but sure is energetic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A very slightly plotted, over-the-top film with hammy acting suitable for an old "Benny Hill" episode. If that sounds like fun, go see it, mate.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
The movie feels trapped in the 1980s and feels like a missed opportunity.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie is bouncy and zesty, its energy unflagging, and some of the big numbers are heavily tinged with Bollywood. Conceptually, it should have been a trip.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

Bran Nue Dae has so much feel-good fizz that you can almost overlook its rickety construction. But not quite.
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54 out of 100
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