What a classic. Simple story. Non of the American bullshit.
you can't beat an old classic, combined with fantastic acting, it really is your all time feel good movie
I enjoyed this gentle and sensitive look at a 'nice Aussie family' up against anonymous big business and government. It was not the comedy I expected but wry and very much worth watching.
Four stars is a bit of a stretch, maybe 3 - almost.
Entertaining and nostalgic I guess if you're as old as I am.
VERY VERY funny. A great satire of the everyday Aussie family. Lots of fun... we loved it.
An absolute classic, which... lets be honest... sums up Australians' lifestyle. It's true that it's not the commerical million dollar budget films that are in cinemas these days - but instead one to truly enjoy!
Corny, awesome, australian... loved it
Terribly overrated. I'm giving it one star in reprisal for the heaps of one-star reviews given to some phenomenal hollywood pictures. Ef-your-couch-Australia!
One of the all time great Aussie films!
A must for anyone adopting Ozzie as their new home - fantastic!
I know this movie is regarded as bordering on a heritage piece to Australians so I am going to try and be delicate, whilst it is a nice depiction of the little guy vs the faceless corporations its just not as funny as most people claim it is, or perhaps some of it is just lost in translation for non-Australians, but really a good movie shouldnt rely on culture to sell
Best Australian comedy I have seen
An Aussie classic. Nothing more to say really.
This film has "classic" written all over it. A great Australian movie, with humour to match. It was nice to watch a flim that didn't have the usual violence and/or bad language, that comes with most films these days. All the characters were very funny, but Michael Caton and Anne Tenney were my favourites by far.
Typical aussie movie and family. very funny.
It is a classic for an Australian flim. Never get tired of seeing it again. It depict the 70's typical Aussie ability to laugh at themselves
This is one I personally could watch time and again.
Fantastic. The little Aussie battler triumphs in the end.
Previously responsible for such television series as "Frontline", "A River Somewhere" and "The Panel", the "Working Dog" production company (consisting of Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy) spent all of ten days shooting this ultra-low-budget entry into feature-length film...and finished with a sleeper that would become arguably the most well-known and much-loved Australian comedy ever. Its well-trodden theme of small guys taking the big business to the cleaners, in the form of a conservative family structure with "old-fashioned" morals straight out of White Australia, made it instantly popular, as nostalgic escapism for audiences whose lives are moving far too quickly. The way the writers found the very heart of Australia's working-class myth and transferred it to film contributed largely to its success. The characters are brilliantly written and expertly portrayed by all actors. Yes, "The Castle" is predictable and, in appealing to both ?sides? of politics, promotes very conservative, ?battler? values, but it is a testament to how films should be made - and it's hilarious to boot.
A fantastic film, I watched it 3 times and it just doesn't get boring! Beautifully written and acted.
The best comedy to ever come out of Australia. Full of classic lines that have become part of Australian lingo. One of those movies that you can watch again and again and see something new each time. A must see for all Australians and all visitors. My German friends loved it.
Recently arrived in OZ and now know what all the fuss is about. Great flick
A funny and touching fairy tale for our times.Wicked Big Business tries to force the Kerrigan family from their beloved home, but are defeated by a Good Fairy in the form of a retired QC.
Australian comedy and film making has really come of age in recent years, and this very funny movie has a great story line and some wonderful characters.
This is classic Australian genre. An icon.
This is probably the best comedy to come out of Australia and has become a classic.