The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with this war story set after the Battle of Gallipoli in 1919 - the World War I campaign fought by ANZAC, Turkish and Allied troops - about an Australian farmer (Crowe) who travels to Turkey to find his three missing sons. Co-stars Olga Kurylenko.

2014Rating: M, Violence111 minsAustralia, Turkey, USA
DramaWarHistorical

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The Water Diviner / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Marks an ambitious if emotionally manipulative directing debut for Russell Crowe.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A postcard war melodrama illuminated by beautiful colours and sunshine-through-leaves lighting.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The romanticism and sentiment take hold; repetitions and flashbacks crowd in, along with slow-motion camera effects that no-one really needs.

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SBS

SBS

The movie's not without its problems, but it's hard to fault its reverent determination to look beyond the jingoism of the Anzac Legend, to make salient points about reconciliation.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

An awkward beast, one that's too large and unwieldy for intimate drama, yet too small for the enormous frame that it hopes to fill.

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