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Average of 1646 ratings: 3.3 Stars

2008 M Contains violence and offensive language.

Baz Luhrmann's film is set in northern Australia prior to World War II and centers on an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man (Hugh Jackman) to drive 2,000 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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159 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English for the hearing impaired, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, French, Korean, Latin Spanish, Mandarin
English Dolby Digital DTS 5.1, French 5.1

46 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by Jowo

Thoroughly enjoyable the movie, loved the cast and the plot. I would suggest that people from other Countries other than NZ and Aussie, would have trouble understanding the humour and idioms used, but never-the-less quite entertaining.

3 by DebsM

I know it's not fashionable to like this movie, but I did. I love the scenery, the Aboriginal magic, the tough characters. It's all very outback, and I think conveys just some of the magic of Australia.

1 by leeluu

What a lot of bull**it! This was like watching someones far fetched dream. Its like American bull**it movies.

1 by jane4

Utter rubbish! Like a B grade western. Don't waste your time

1 by Lord Lath Halius

Didn't even finish wastching this film, the bad reviews were all correct

1 Star

3 by yjeva

I also found this disappointing and very cliched. It didn't add anything to my knowledge of Australia.

5 by lois

briliant movie have to watch it got everything in it funny sad good guys bad guys hits your emotions well worth to see best two aussie actors

3 by Joy

I quite liked it. It did seem to be too long. I thought that the child actor was fantastic.

At times though, it seemed much more like a western movie and not so much the Australian outback.

0.5 by kcr

Half a star..... Jackman and Kidman, because of the subject matter tried too hard and as a result the movie was like a second grade comic. Re-watch Crocodile Dundee instead.

I watched to see if it was in fact as bad as everyone said.

3 by Tubbs

The first hour and a half are worth it - the Outback is a winner - the usual great Aussie character actors in support.