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      Gallipoli

      PG Released Aug 28, 1981 1h 50m Drama List
      91% Tomatometer 46 Reviews 83% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson) are two young Australian sprinters who want to join the army to fulfill their sense of duty. Turned down because they are too young, the pair hop a freight train to Perth, where they are allowed to join up. They board a troop ship headed to Cairo and, after training in the shadows of the Great Pyramids, the boys are finally sent to the front line, where their speed makes them candidates for messengers in one of the war's bloodiest battles. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Peter Weir's devastating anti-war film features a low-key but emotionally wrenching performance from Mel Gibson as a young soldier fighting in one of World War I's most deadly and horrifying battles.

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      Michael Blowen Boston Globe Gallipoli is a predictable war movie filled with all the gung-ho cliches of the genre -- and I loved it. Jun 29, 2018 Full Review David Stratton At the Movies (Australia) Gallipoli was, and is, a triumph. Jul 7, 2017 Full Review Evan Williams The Australian Weir's objective was not to show us Gallipoli through a documentary lens, but with an artist's vision. He has succeeded magnificently. Jul 7, 2017 Full Review Michael Bronski Gay Community News (Boston) For its flaws, Gallipoli is consistently interesting, and attractive to look at. Sep 9, 2022 Full Review Richard Freedman Newhouse News Service It maintains interest throughout, without ever being a particularly gripping, dramatic experience. May 13, 2020 Full Review Diego Galán El Pais (Spain) Peter Weir concludes his movie by leaving promises unfulfilled. But it's precisely that absurdity, that emptiness, that he had set out to communicate. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      William O My God what an ending that was! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/12/24 Full Review Umatsu O The dullest war film I have ever seen. 85% of the film reeks of the stuff you'd expect to find on the cutting room floor. Nothing scenes that establish nothing about nothing. Only literally the last 20 minutes of the film contain anything even vaguely interesting, and even then, a great deal of the 'action' is done off-screen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review gabriel b Outstanding film that captures loss of innocence in war as well as any film ever made. Strong acting performances in a subtly wrought tale of modern geopolitical conflict and interpersonal relationships through the lens of a skillful director. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review S B A timeless Aussie classic. A must see for any Australian, man, woman or child. A study in film making, and a snapshot of history at its most gut wrenching. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Richard L One of the most uninteresting war films I've seen. Takes forever to get going, while at the same time somehow not managing to impart much character to our main characters either. When it finally does get going, it's not much to look at - scenes lack any emotion. A truly horrific soundtrack rounds it all off. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant classic that parallels sprinting with WWI, all leading up to an emotionally DEVASTATING climax. Queue up Albinoni's Adagio in G minor... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/02/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson) are two young Australian sprinters who want to join the army to fulfill their sense of duty. Turned down because they are too young, the pair hop a freight train to Perth, where they are allowed to join up. They board a troop ship headed to Cairo and, after training in the shadows of the Great Pyramids, the boys are finally sent to the front line, where their speed makes them candidates for messengers in one of the war's bloodiest battles.
      Director
      Peter Weir
      Producer
      Patricia Lovell, Robert Stigwood
      Screenwriter
      Peter Weir, David Williamson
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Australian Film Commission
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 28, 1981, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 21, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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