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A very good movie

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To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. If I recall it correctly, I actually saw it in the movie theater when it was released back then when I was living in England. Anyway, it seems that nowadays pretty much everyone has forgotten that Eric Bana started his career with this little gem. I have to admit that I never heard about Mark Brandon  Read before watching this flick and I wonder how I ended up watching the damned thing but I’m really glad I did. Indeed, the whole thing was really brutal but I think it was one of the best portraits of a criminal I have ever seen. Above all, Eric Bana was barely recognizable here but he gave a great performance. Following the critical success of this movie, Bana became overnight a hot property but after a succession of under-performing high-profile projects (‘Hulk’, ‘Troy’, ‘Munich’), he lost his status fairly quickly afterwards. Concerning Andrew Dominik, this was a really promising directing debut and and it would take him 7 long years to come up with a new directing effort which would be the also critically heralded but barely seen ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, I thought it was a fascinating movie and it is easily one of the one of the best Australian movies I have seen. 

Added by johanlefourbe
7 years ago on 31 January 2011 16:15

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