• Australia (2008)

Australia

Release Date: November 26th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 3rd, 2009

PG-13 |2 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

With the globe on the brink of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) travels from Britain to Australia to inspect a cattle ranch she inherited. Reluctantly joining forces with a rugged local known as the Drover (Hugh Jackman), she sets out on a cattle drive across hundreds of miles of harsh terrain to save her ranch. But when they finally reach the town of Darwin, they must contend with the same Japanese bombers that just rained death upon Pearl Harbor.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Brandon Walters, Essie Davis

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Genres: War , Adventure , Romance , Drama , Western

Production Co: Bazmark Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Family, Transformation, Wife, Pursuit, Engaging, 1940s, Rivalry, Passionate, Love, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    Australia goes for the absolute limit in terms of scope. And let's not be coy -- size may not matter, but it still helps. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Defies all but the most cynical not to get carried away by the force of its grandiose imagery and storytelling. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    [Luhrmann's] movie is all over the map. But what a gorgeous map it is. The too-muchness, like the too-longness, befits the Northern Territory's vastness. In its heart of hearts Australia is an old-fashioned Western -- a Northern, if you will -- and all the more enjoyable for it. show more

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