Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

In 1931, three Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their lives to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a trek across the Outback to find their way home. Stars Everlyn Sampi, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke and Kenneth Branagh. Based on the novel by Doris Pilkington Garimara.

Best Film, Original Score and Sound winner at the 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards.
2002Rating: PG94 minsAustralia
Drama

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Rabbit-Proof Fence / Reviews

Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Essentially, Noyce just wants to tell a good story, which he does.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Nearly everything about Rabbit-Proof Fence is astonishing.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Noyce lets the landscape and the untrained young actresses own the screen.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As a political statement it's at once over- and under-cooked, with little memorable dialogue and neither enough moral or political nuance.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Whilst not a film to be relished, Rabbit-Proof Fence is an afternoon in a library of yesteryear events, events that should be recalled.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Only in its final surprising shots does Rabbit-Proof Fence find the authority it's looking for.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

A dusty, calloused, primal Odyssey, as forceful and single-minded as a bullet train.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

With this film, Noyce has walked into the middle of the fray; using his gifts as a creator of expertly crafted, highly accomplished commercial successes, he has made a movie as exciting and accessible as it is timely.

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BBC

BBC

Stands as a powerful, worthy testimony to the suffering of the stolen generations.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Its portrait of people who see themselves as decent, self-righteously trying to eradicate another culture, has the impact of a swift, hard slap in the face.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This journey, which evokes some of the same mystery of the outback evoked in many other Australian films (notably Walkabout), is beautiful, harrowing and sometimes heartbreaking.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Low on schmaltz and with three terrific performances from the girls, this is a moving and fascinating look at a piece of recent history that most Australians would probably prefer to forget.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Searing dramatization of a story of remarkable courage, stamina and spirit.

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