Ned Kelly Synopsis
An outlaw (Heath Ledger) and his gang become folk heroes in Australia.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Expertly combining the personal and the epic, Jordan has crafted an excellent historical saga that doesn't collapse under the weight of too...
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Film Threat

It’s an exciting movie filled with plenty of action, adventure, beautiful cinematography and best of all, terrific performances.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A boggy mix of fact, fiction, and changeable wigs and beards worn by Heath Ledger in the title role, manages to shrink the grandness of the...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The result is a handsome, action-packed biographical drama with a credibility gap wider than the screen.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The wholly invented character of unattainable love interest Julia Cook (the real Kelly once referred to an enigmatic "Julia" in a letter) is...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's something in Ned Kelly' that's lost in the translation from Australia to America, and the overly emotional film score is just a...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The cast works hard, but Jordan's directing is too ponderous and slow to build dramatic energy.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie, which has a rusty photographic veneer, is monotonous and drags toward the end.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Ultimately, Jordan's vision is so murky that Ned Kelly remains as foreign to us as wombat stew.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A leaden retelling of the legend of Australia's Jesse James that has understandably been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years.
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By Sail84
Bad,bad,bad is so bad,its boried and not interesting, good actors in a very bad film...

Five Word Review

By devalera01
So bad, Worst film ever...

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Rated R | For Brief Nudity and Violence