100

Empire

A haunting and moving tribute to the Australians who sacrificed their lives in WWI against not the Germans but the Turks at the lesser sung battle of Gallipoli from the assured hand of Peter Weir.
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100

TV Guide

Director Weir and cinematographer Russell Boyd's re-creation of the invasion and battle action is stunning, but what makes Gallipoli such an affecting film is its intimate presentation of the friendship between Archy and Frank (wonderfully essayed by Lee and Gibson).
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Mr. Weir's work has a delicacy, gentleness, even wispiness that would seem not well suited to the subject. And yet his film has an uncommon beauty, warmth and immediacy, and a touch of the mysterious, too.
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80

Variety

Peter Weir's Gallipoli tackles a legend in human terms and emerges as a highly entertaining drama on a number of levels, none of them inaccessible to anyone unfamiliar with the actual events.
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50

Time

By Richard Schickel
Well acted and, within its limited terms, well made, Gallipoli represents a failure of nerve as well as design.
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40

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Classy and lifeless - a prettily photographed, heavily directed antiwar film.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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