Absolutely fantastic film. The incredible scenery of the Arkaroola Santuary in the Flinders Ranges SA added to the colour and harshness of the film. The use of music (sung by Archie Roach) and beautiful paintings in place of violence worked to make this film interesting and iconic. It tells an important story of race relations.
Great landscapes of South Australia; interesting story, well told. Important Australian movie. So much better then "Walkabout".
fairly boring, way too many songs. i definately wouldnt recomend it to anyone i know.
A very important film about race
Another of those pretty artistic statement films that Australians love to make but for me have limited value as entertainment. Best viewed in fast-forward!
Slow moving but beautiful; allowed you to get into the characters well. David Gulpulil is legendary. A view of harsh times and attitudes that make you guilty of our past and cheering the underdog winning through.
Definitely worth watching, it's a shame that it didn't make more of an impact in the cinemas. I loved the 'sting in the tail' as, for once, the Aboriginal character was NOT a victim.
Well photographed with great acting from Gulpilil. The moral of the story sounds a little outdated now.
Was an interesting film on racial attitudes
IT CERTAINLY OPENS A KETTLE OF FISH BUT LETS HOPE WE CAN REMEMBER AND FORGET AND LOVE OUR NEIGHBOUR AS OUR SELF BECAUSE IF WE DONT WE WANT BE HERE
I absolutely loved this movie. Gary Sweet and David Gulpilil were so well character cast, they could have been playing themselves.
The supporting cast was brilliant. Do youself a favour and watch an excellent Australian movie. No need to say any more.
This is a beautiful film. No wonder Gulpallil and the director went on to talk about making 10 canoes. Each actor plays their tragic part in ways that are entirely credible. The glorious country again drawfs all these tragedies with its sublime beauty and indifference.
Strong performances, gripping story, stunning landscape. I'm not ususally a "landscape in film" freak. But this film made me realise how rarely we see our own lanscape rendered authentically and with dramatic purpose.
A great Australian tale with the most beautiful music by Archie Roach, and scenery!
Brilliant, brilliant film. Rolf de Heer?s piece d?resistance is as good as any commentary on Aboriginal-non-Aboriginal relations in Australia, and probably better. In a distinct, simple yet uncompromising style, de Heer takes us through ?somewhere in Australia? (the Flinders Ranges in South Australia?s mid-north, but the point is that it could have been anywhere in the 1920s), over hills, between valleys, across streams as the characters are hunting their prey. The real story, however, is in the relationships between the characters and how they develop as the search progresses. Gulpilil is, as always, dazzling in his part, though this reviewer rates "The Tracker" as his greatest film to date. His AFI Award was thoroughly deserved as he completely steals the show from the fiery Adelaidean Sweet, who appears to be reinventing himself as he moves through middle age. This film should be mandatory viewing for all over-15s in Australian secondary schools, in particular Sweet?s five-minute monologue while he is chained to a tree, which should be used as an introduction to critical education relating to propaganda.
Brilliant all round! Acting, direction, production, artworks, unbelievably good. Can't get enough of David Gulpilil, he'sincredible.
I have seen this twice and enjoyed it just as much the second time
Very powerful with strong performances by Gulpilil and Sweet.
Too long and drawn out. Lovely scenery but story line almost lost due to being drawn out.
A slow yet beautifully paced film. A minimalist approach gives a maximum effect. Great performances extracted by Rolf de Heer from all the cast, even Grant Page (a stunt man) in what is probably his biggest role. A delight to look at and listen to, Archie Roach sings lyrics by de Heer. The extreme violence is handled tastefully by cutting away to naive style paintings. David Gulpilil is a national treasure
Fantastic scenery, great historical anecdote.
Brilliantly filmed and Gulpilil is magnifying. Gary Sweet's best film and is a must see for Australians in particular
Very worthy content and horrific portrayal of mistreatment of aboriginals, however, overuse of music and stylised shots.
A wonderful film, with pace and music well suited to the landscape. An excellent story focussing on a past we should all consider!
Enjoyed the movie but ending was long and drawnout.
I really enjoyed this film. I felt that Sweets' role as the "bastard" was very good and appreciated that the simple "blacktracker" got the better of the boss.
Stunning film. The desert country and soundtrack as a backdrop to the amazing story. Excellent performances by all especially David Gulpilil.
This acclaimed Oz drama delves into some important issues and is definitely worth seeing. The use of the ARCHIE ROACH soundtrack and paintings is highly original and effective and the outback scenery is terrific. I thought the narrative could have been a little stronger and GARY SWEET is a little OTT (over the top) and ultimately this flick doesn't quite reach the heights of ROLF DE HEER'S subsequent flicks THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES and ALEXANDRA'S PROJECT.
A beautifully filmed movie. The story was interesting and sensitively and artistically told.
Gulpil is excellent and the brilliant soundtrack really makes the movie. A film all Australians should see.
Just loved this one. Format done in walkabout time and it worked for me. Listen hard to story in the songs