Buckley's Chance

Buckley's Chance

Buckley's Chance

Bill Nighy stars in this Australian tale as a grandfather trying to rescue his lost grandson from the unforgiving Outback.

A year after the loss of his father, Ridley (Milan Burch) and his mother, Gloria (Victoria Hill), move to Western Australian to live with Ridley's estranged grandfather Spencer (Nighy). Once there Spencer tries to connect with Ridley but all efforts usually lead to conflict. Ridley ends up lost deep in the outback on a quest to try to get home.

Meanwhile, Spencer and Gloria search the outback for Ridley. Spencer tries to reassure Gloria that her son will be OK, all the while trying to come to terms with the loss of his only child. While suffering the elements of the Australian outback (especially for a kid from New York), Ridley manages to save a dingo, Buckley, from a leg trap. The two develop a bond and both boy and dog try to survive the elements to get Ridley back home.

2021Rating: PG, Coarse language96 minsAustralia
DramaKids & FamilyWestern

Buckley's Chance / Reviews

The Conversation

The Conversation

The problem isn’t the film’s adherence to a tried and true formula, or its absolutely rudimentary narrative, but the flat, careless execution of it all.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An onerous slab of outback flapdoodle.

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