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Sun, stars and story shine in this rousing homage to homeland set during WW II

February 2, 2014

By Jimmy Gillman

Jimmy Gillman
Australia
20th Century Fox; 2008; 165 minutes; PG-13, for violence and language; Directed by Baz Luhrmann; Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Brandon Walters; Screenwriter(s): Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan

 

 

 

The current, certifiably lousy winter may be behind my decision to write about Australia, director Baz Luhrmann’s sweeping, sun-drenched homage to homeland set during the tumultuous days of World War II.

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Film Grading Key

A+ Can't get any better

A Outstanding

A- Superior effort

B+ Very good

B Good

B- Still worth watching

C+ Strictly iffy

C Waste of time

In Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014

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