Sweet Country

Reviewed by Gabriel of Urantia

  • Adventure
  • 113 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • 4DFR rating: R, 21+ (age 21 for rape scene, which is all in a dark room)

I just love the authenticity about Australian films and the fact that they don't always use Hollywood starlets for those leading roles. In this film they use indigenous people playing indigenous people—a very interesting people who captivate the screen. It has a scene of a court hearing outside in a small desert town that would not be able to be duplicated by Hollywood. As always, the indigenous people get the short end of the stick, one way or another. It doesn't have the bells and whistles that Hollywood can spend on a movie, but it definitely has very raw realness. Director Warwick Thornton, Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Anni Finsterer.

~Gabriel of Urantia

*MPAA = Motion Picture Association of America

*4DFR = An alternative, 4th-Dimensional, rating is supplied by the author of this review

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