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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Nicole Kidman
Hugh Jackman
Lady Sarah Ashley

David Wenham
Joel Edgerton
Bryan Brown
Directors
Baz Luhrmann
Screenwriters
Baz Luhrmann
Ronald Harwood
Stuart Beattie
Richard Flanagan
Running Time
165 minutes

Australia
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Plot
To save her late husband’s Australian ranch from developers, icy Englishwoman Lady Sarah (Kidman) must travel cross-country with 1,500 cattle, a mixed-race child and the manly Drover (Jackman), whom she hates on sight…


Verdict
Often beautiful but wildly inconsistent, Australia is none more Baz Luhrmann, which perhaps says it all. Worth a look on the big screen, though.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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