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At Theaters: 11/26/2008 On Video: 3/3/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 509985
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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An English aristocrat inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Adventure Romantic - This is a nearly three-hour, old-fashioned melodrama that blends elements of romance, western, social drama, and wartime adventure. Fans of stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman will find plenty to savor here. The target audience is female moviegoers, in particular older ones.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicole Kidman THE GOLDEN COMPASS, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
Hugh Jackman THE FOUNTAIN, HAPPY FEET, FLUSHED AWAY
David Wenham 300, THE CROCODILE HUNTER
Jack Thompson ORIGINAL SIN
Bryan Brown DIRTY DEEDS
David Gulpilil CROCODILE DUNDEE, THE PROPOSITION
Brandon Walters Feature Film Debut
Director: Baz Luhrmann MOULIN ROUGE
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Production Notes Heading
The Faraway Of The Faraway
The Road To Oz
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; very few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief nonsexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights, shootings, a trampling.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Fights, explosions, stampedes.
COMEDY: Some comic banter and kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average A would-be epic on a grand, David Lean-inspired scale, Australia falls far short of intentions and expectations.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Still, what a gorgeous film, what strong performances, what exhilarating images and -- yes, what sweeping romantic melodrama.

USA Today Full Review
Average Australia tries to be a sprawling, romantic epic. Instead, it's a melodramatic exercise in tedium.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 131 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
About 50/50
86%
13-19Teens (F)
9
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
40
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
59
Very High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 131 moviegoers:
OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! These are certainly higher reviews than from movie critics. Nearly everyone, both males and females, loved "Australia." Teen males are the only ones who rated it somewhat low, but it's really not the type of movie most of them would enjoy anyway.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Set in Australia on the explosive brink of World War II. In it, an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local (Hugh Jackman) and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.
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