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"CRITIC'S PICK Ingenious!"
- New York Magazine
"Genius! Impressive...remarkable...[and] quite unlike anything else out there."
- Liz Braun, The Toronto Sun
"Refreshing [and] complelling!"
- Jeremiah Kipp, FilmCritic.com
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HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND
Winner - Best Screenplay - New York Int'l Film & Video Festival
"Driven by absurdist humor, random off-the-wall moments of originality and a generally ararchic tone, it mixes the heightened silliness of youth cinema with a more studied, film-literate approach. ...those who like their cinema on the edge should find a lot to enjoy here."
- Erin Free, The Hollywood Reporter
"This carousel ride of bizarre characters and out-of-control situations [becomes] a reasonably satisfying whole."
- David Rooney, Variety
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"The loss of childhood innocence and the suffocating despair of adulthood come together in â€œJasper Jones,â€ a beautifully composed portrait of life in late-ླྀs small-town Australia. Centered on a 14-year-old boy caught up in a murder mystery involving a part-Aboriginal suspect, this outstanding adaptation of Craig Silvey's novel will appeal strongly to teenage and adult audiences. Boasting excellent performances by young actors Aaron McGrath, Levi Miller (â€œPanâ€) and Angourie Rice (â€œThe Nice Guysâ€), and with Toni Collette in top form as the protagonist's frustrated mother, this is the best film yet by director Rachel Perkins (â€œBran Nue Daeâ€). "
- Richard Kuipers, Variety
"It's compelling as a whodunnit, touching as a coming-of-age story, insightful as a picture of race relations and crafty as a drama about secrets, concealing a few of its own for a final, satisfying reveal."
- Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
"...one of the best and most heartfelt Australian films of the last decade."
- Richard Gray, The Reel Bits