The Dry (\N)

The Dry is a movie starring Eric Bana, Genevieve O'Reilly, and Keir O'Donnell. Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a...
  • 7.1 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Jane Harper, Writer:
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  • Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon, Producer:


9 / 10

Echoes of Picnic at Hanging Rock

Taps into something elemental about growing up around the Australian bush.Well-paced direction from the steady hand of Robert Connelly.Bana underplays his character to let the story do the talking.No slouches whatsoever in the plentiful supporting cast either. Matthew Nable & Genevieve O'Rielly on top of their game. Haven't seen John Polson act since Mission Impossible 2. He seems to relish the craft.A layered whodunnit with a harsh drought as a backdrop.Flashbacks of youth, a rekindled romance of sorts, and interesting townsfolk provide temporary respite from the surreal bleakness.Do yourselves a favour.

8 / 10

Really good Aussie flick; A country story with a twist.

There is something uniquely Australian about this film. I think it's the overall country feel. A small country town, struggling with drought, small town syndrome and past mysteries that dog community members - especially one who has just returned after 20 years absence. A really good Australian ensemble hold together the intriguing storyline. And just when you decide it's bleeding obvious who the obsessive killer is and what links two crimes 20 years apart, they throw in some extra ingredients to throw the viewer off the scent. That's the part I actually quite enjoyed. I love this sort of movie that relies on great acting, a solid story and characters in an unforgiving outback setting. Really good work here.

9 / 10

As great as the book by Jan Harper

Eric Bana is perfectly cast and carries this movie so well. The story is emotional but grounded. So often movie adaptions from best selling books are butchered by directors who feel that they need to make changes to make it their own. Not this time. The director was excellent and the cast was awesome. Did not take my eyes of the screen the entire time. Well done, proud to be an Aussie. Bana will win AFI. Jan Harper should be proud.

10 / 10

Brilliant movie

Just go and see this very good and Australia should be proud of this crime movie - world class

9 / 10

Gripping & well produced

Loved it from start to finish.Unpredictable.Would see it again!