• Ned Kelly (2004)

Ned Kelly

Release Date: March 26th, 2004

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2004

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

In the face of various underhanded maneuvers by local authorities, 19th century Australian bush ranger Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) flees to the outback with his brother, Dan (Laurence Kinlan), and two other cohorts (Orlando Bloom, Philip Barantini). As the gang's reputation grows, they take on Superintendent Francis Hare (Geoffrey Rush), while Kelly encounters a little romance in the form of Julia Cook (Naomi Watts). It all comes to a violent head in the town of Glenrowan.

Cast: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush, Rachel Griffiths, Laurence Kinlan, Philip Barantini, Joel Edgerton

Director: Gregor Jordan

Genres: Historical drama , Adventure , Western

Production Co: WTA, Endymion Films Inc.

Keywords: Spirited , Pursuit , Brother

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The result is a handsome, action-packed biographical drama with a credibility gap wider than the screen. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Expertly combining the personal and the epic, Jordan has crafted an excellent historical saga that doesn't collapse under the weight of too much history. show more

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The cast works hard, but Jordan's directing is too ponderous and slow to build dramatic energy. show more

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