The Tracker

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Released 2003

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The Tracker

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Director:
Rolf de Heer
Released:
2003
Rating:
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When a white woman is murdered in 1920s Australia, a police officer (Gary Sweet) ventures into the outback with a small crew in search of the aboriginal fugitive (Noel Wilton) accused of the crime. In his group are a newcomer to the country (Damon Gameau), an old sage (Grant Page) and an indigenous tracker (David Gulpilil) who is not fully trusted by the racially prejudiced officer. As the pursuit through this dangerous territory drags on, tensions begin to rise between the crew members.

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Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety David Stratton

    Think of an Anthony Mann Western made by an experimental film director and you get an indication of the challenging components of The Tracker, the story of a manhunt that is politi...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Redeemed by its adherence to a simple yet distinctive approach to storytelling and its uniformly strong acting.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    These stylized images by the Australian artist Peter Coad create an aesthetic distance from the cruelty, lending the atrocities the stature of events in a historical mural that fre...

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