This was like some sad Australian imitation of a dodgy American gangster movie. Car crashes, briefcases of cash and sleazy music that was not congruent with the movie at all.... pretty tragic. As has already been mentioned, the plot was poor.
This movie had more holes in the plot than the hero's car after it was shot by the cop!
Even the car turns up at the end of the film seemingly undamaged. The outback scenery was the best part
This movie sets out to describe what happens when a character gets trapped in a difficult situation, and as he tries to disentangle himself things just get more complicated. There are bizarre characters and twists galore but everything is not resolved and there are continuity and plausibility holes. However the outback scenes are magnificent and as long as you don't think about it too much you can enjoy this one.
This would have to be the all time worst film I have endured. The continuity is appalling! For example - from outside we see a modest outback single storey bungalow homestead (actually Mt. Alec homestead). However, once inside, it suddenly becomes a luxurious 2 storey mansion with in-ground pool, lush lawns and palm trees. I endured this shocker until the end because it became fascinating to pick up the continuity glitches. I also wanted to see how the town of Two Wells suddenly had a backdrop of the Flinders Ranges, some 200 Km away. And we never did find out what happened to the poor old tow truck driver left pinned under the crashed car - he's probably still there! Unfortunately there isn't a minus rating so I have to give it 1 star.
Pretty good movie all round with some reasonable story twists and almost makes is as a thriller but the continuity, as mentioned below, was a little off and some concepts a little far fetched... not unusual for an Aussie movie though. I noticed the mine shaft, left uncovered in one scene was covered again when they came back .... and they came back to find keys in a flooded mine shaft!!! as if you could? All that running up and down stairs in Frank's house even though from the outside it looks like a single story house. Late in the movie Frank shoots at Colin's car, making a real mess of it, and yet the escaping couple drive off in a restored car a short time later... hmmmmm. No continuity person on the team?
Got it because it was Australian. Started very slow, started to improve to an OK movie. The ending was a big disappointment. I didn't get it.
Not bad for an Aussie movie.
Always love Aussie movies. This one was just OK, poorly directed as it had no continuity and was inconsistent in the script, which in turned made the actors look a bit wooden with their performance. Some of the minor characters were shallow and just used for padding. Liked the outback scenery, overall just a basic film.
I love Australian movies. This one is very good with unexpected twists and turns. The ending is unexpected and unpredictable. Kept me guessing which is difficult. Would recommend.
It's been a weekend of slow movies so I might be being a bit hash on this one. Could have been a tele movie but not a two parter because there would not be enough of a repeat audience for the second part. Not enough twists and turns probably best to swerve to avoid. Wonder if anyone else has done that joke.
So disappointed - one of the worst movies I have seen. I really wanted to like it but the complete disregard for any sort of continuity and amount of goofs (cars facing one way in one shot, then mysteriously moved to face the other way, cars missing altogether when visible in a previous shot, car crashing when clearly empty but then a body appearing in it, mine shafts uncovered in one shot and covered in another etc etc etc) just won't wash with today's viewers. The potential was there and the acting was OK but the production and direction were sadly lacking.
meh, not good not bad a bit silly. it was ok.
I liked this movie, had a few surprises and was very good.
A competent if fairly unremarkable film noir
Good Aussie effort at a thriller. Apart from ongoing suspense and constant twists in the plot, the best thing going for the movie is that it is Australian. Everything is familiar: the look of the outback - in this case the wonderful Flinders Ranges - the speech patterns and the cultural environment. Unfortunately, the film left a lot of loose ends that never came together, and much of it was quite implausible as well as inconsistent. That left a rather bad after-taste.