Don't Tell

Don't Tell

Don't Tell

Australian drama based on the true story of 11-year-old sexual abuse survivor Lyndal, whose court case precipitated changes to Australian law.

2017Rating: M, Sex scenes & offensive language110 minsAustralia
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a landmark battle between a brave abuse victim and a heartless church school

The courtroom drama Don’t Tell (2017) is both a quintessentially Australian film and a story of universal relevance. The landmark case depicted in this film snowballed into the world’s biggest commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse which is due to report later this year. Its findings will reverberate around the globe. The film tells the story of...

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Emotions bubble close to the surface at all times – they might have been more pronounced if the film-maker had taken more risks.

3.0
The Australian

The Australian

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It’s a thoughtful, quietly shocking film, beautifully made.

The Age

The Age

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Left despairingly silent by disbelief, guilt, and denial, Tori Garrett's film effectively tells the tale of the individual struggling to be heard in the face of an uncaring institution.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Overall, the polite, and often static nature of Don’t Tell’s scripting suggests it might have fared better as a TV movie.

Adelaide Review

Adelaide Review

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It’s one of the year’s best performances in an Australian film, and it might be enough to allow director Garrett’s effort to be heard over all those damn American pics out there.

ABC

ABC

press

But compare Don't Tell to the Oscar winning Spotlight — another film about a specific set of crimes against children and it's clear how much more focused and sharply political the American film was.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Emotions bubble close to the surface at all times – they might have been more pronounced if the film-maker had taken more risks.

3.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

It’s a thoughtful, quietly shocking film, beautifully made.

The Age

The Age

press

Left despairingly silent by disbelief, guilt, and denial, Tori Garrett's film effectively tells the tale of the individual struggling to be heard in the face of an uncaring institution.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Overall, the polite, and often static nature of Don’t Tell’s scripting suggests it might have fared better as a TV movie.

Adelaide Review

Adelaide Review

press

It’s one of the year’s best performances in an Australian film, and it might be enough to allow director Garrett’s effort to be heard over all those damn American pics out there.

ABC

ABC

press

But compare Don't Tell to the Oscar winning Spotlight — another film about a specific set of crimes against children and it's clear how much more focused and sharply political the American film was.

a landmark battle between a brave abuse victim and a heartless church school

The courtroom drama Don’t Tell (2017) is both a quintessentially Australian film and a story of universal relevance. The landmark case depicted in this film snowballed into the world’s biggest commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse which is due to report later this year. Its findings will reverberate around the globe. The film tells the story of...

4.0