90

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The best Australian feature I've seen in years.
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90

Variety

By David Stratton
Think of an Anthony Mann Western made by an experimental film director and you get an indication of the challenging components of The Tracker, the story of a manhunt that is politically sensitive because of its depiction of atrocities perpetrated on aboriginals by a fanatical white cop.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Tracker is one of those rare films that deserves to be called haunting. It tells the sort of story we might find in an action Western, but transforms it into a fable or parable.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Has the punch of a good Western with a clean and direct script plus an adventurous use of songs and folk paintings.
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80

Film Threat

The film is a stunning piece of visual poetry that will, hopefully, be remembered as one of the most important stories to be told in Australia’s film history.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Much of The Tracker, a blunt morality tale about Australian racism, is heavy going.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Dialogue is sparse in this leisurely paced chase; instead, the bluesy vocals of indigenous singer Archie Roach -- singing de Heer's lyrics -- are layered over the action as a kind of musical narration.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A third aspect of The Tracker is less successful. In a badly calculated move, Mr. de Heer and singer Graham Tardif fill the soundtrack with songs full of clichés, platitudes, and truisms.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's bleakly inevitable ending packs a wallop and its hauntingly desolate images linger long after the story is told.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An underwritten drama.
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71 out of 100
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