Jindabyne Synopsis
Fishing buddies decide not to immediately report their discovery of a murdered woman's corpse.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Lawrence delves deep into the moral dilemma at the heart of Carver's deceptively simple tale. By deliberately making the young woman in the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

The same organic characterizations that marked Lawrence's acclaimed 2001 film "Lantana" will attract fans of strong adult drama.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Dublin-born Byrne and native New Yorker Linney...are both exceptional at depicting characters about to burst from inner turmoil, and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Deliberately paced, with an eerie, country-ish score from the Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly, Jindabyne is definitely a mystery....
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
While not everything in Jindabyne works, especially in its final, redemptive third, the film and its faces stay with you.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Jindabyne -- named for the lakeside town in which the troubles spill -- can't contain all that the filmmakers want to throw in. Best to...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Where it works best is in the domestic dance of death between a husband and a wife. Linney flutters with increasingly panicky intelligence...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Jindabyne started with a bad idea and the finished film doesn't do well by it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Jindabyne suffers from too many extraneous elements and from a story that doesn't land with enough force or purpose.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has some strong acting. But largely because of its glacial pacing, the story ends up feeling too detached to move us as it should.
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what were you thinking

By gbv
the minute you sympathize with the judgment of one of the characters another character makes you wonder what what where you thinking. This is a tough and insightful movie - shows how hard it is to...


By momandsonmovielovers
Very disturbing. Excellent performances by strong cast. You'll have to do an inner cleansing to stop thinking about it. But worth seeing if your protective apparatus in place....


By kingflik
The scenery was beautiful but I could have gone to the discovery or history channel to get that. The story was disjointed , the acting very average, and the ending was terrible. I thought it was a...


By drpatterson
The scenery was nice but the story itself was very slow to develop, disjointed, and the ending was bizarre.The children's story lines were odd and unnecessary and only delayed the real story itself....

The Beautiful and Ugly of Australia

By norm_the_moviegoer
The movie is beautifully filmed and the actors are fantastic. The interplay with the aboriginals was very interesting. But, just as with several of the Australian films, we do see the ugly side of...


By Jindabyrne
It is a must see movie. I feel it shows what is going on today by the media and...

Immerse yourself in "Jindabyne"

By silversloth
Haunting. Caught it at the Portland International Film Festival on a whim and was entrances from beginning to end. Linney and Byrne illuminate the small-tension and animosity with grace and ferocity....


By 1886
Finally a film that is well written & superbly directed & acted....


By Drez_Digital
Sounded interesting but turned out to be a slow-paced tired drama....

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Rated R | For disturbing images, language and some nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Intense relationship drama for adults only.
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