Friday, June 9, 2006



Ray Winstone: Captain Morris Stanley, head of the policing unit
Guy Pearce: gang member Charlie
Richard Wilson: his brother, 14-year old Mikey
David Wenham: town boss Eden Fletcher
Emily Watson: Captain Stanley’s wife Martha
John Hurt: Jellon Lamb, bounty hunter
Danny Huston: the elder brother and ringleader, Arthur

WARNING: this movie is not for all!

It’s bloody, brutal, violent, realistic and gory. In a word, it is not for the squeamish.

It’s also slow, with time given to develop all the main characters and a chance to figure out just what they are thinking or planning to do. So it’s not for those who crave fast paced action movies although there is no lack of action when it does take place.

Because things happen so quickly at the beginning of the movie, it is important to keep in mind that there are three brothers, one of whom gets away (Arthur) while the other two are captured. Captain Stanley very much wants to capture Arthur so he makes the proposition to Charlie.

for strong grisly violence.

The beautiful sunrises and sunsets of the Australian Outback are such a contrast to what else is being shown.

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