91

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Viewers may not realize how far they've been pulled in until the movie ends, and they might feel a sense of loss that it can't keep going just a little while longer.
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
And by the time Thornton has deftly flipped the script regarding the titular Biblical parable's misogyny, you'll feel as if Aussie cinema has indeed discovered its next great voice.
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70

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
How do you know you're looking at a pretty good piece of filmmaking? When the director and actors can make you care about the central characters even though they exchange almost no dialogue.
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70

Variety

An engrossing and touching snapshot of an Australia too often left on the cutting-room floor.
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60

Empire

By David Parkinson
Tender and beautifully acted, it's a unflinchingly bleak glimpse of life on Australia's margins.
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60

Village Voice

A deglamorized couple-on-the-run story, Warwick Thornton's Samson & Delilah doubles as a portrait of a tiny Australian aboriginal community.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.