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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A very slightly plotted, over-the-top film with hammy acting suitable for an old "Benny Hill" episode. If that sounds like fun, go see it, mate. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Great? No. But Bran Nue Dae is great good fun. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Bran Nue Dae has so much feel-good fizz that you can almost overlook its rickety construction. But not quite. show more

  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Enjoyable and forgettable in equal measure, the lovably cheesy Australian movie Bran Nue Dae is a must for children bitten by the musical-revival fever, for all who heart American Idol, and for anyone who came of age in the late 1960s - and is willing to hear the beloved pop standards of their youth massacred for a new age. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It may not have songs by ABBA, but Bran Nue Dae is roughly Australia's far less elaborate answer to "Mamma Mia!" -- a cheerful and proudly corny musical that's pretty hard to resist if you're in the right frame of mind. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    It's a little racy for our "High School Musical" set. But Bran Nue Dae (say it out loud) will play anywhere fans like a musical so cute you want to pinch its cheeks. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It isn't a masterpiece, but it is a good-hearted, sweet comedy, featuring an overland chase that isn't original but sure is energetic. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The songs are catchy. The lip-synching, meanwhile, is always a little off, and the dancing is usually average at best. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie is bouncy and zesty, its energy unflagging, and some of the big numbers are heavily tinged with Bollywood. Conceptually, it should have been a trip. show more

  • 50
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The movie feels trapped in the 1980s and feels like a missed opportunity. show more

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