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      Jasper Jones

      2017 1 hr. 45 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      79% 24 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A teenager attempts to solve a murder in a small Australian town in 1969. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Ava B The movie was NOTHING like the original novel. With the great cast it has, it's sad to see the talents go to waste on the poorly written script. The movie jumps to different plot points randomly and out of order making it hard to understand at times, and it didn't help that the characters were changed so much that they would be unrecognisable if it weren't for their names. If you haven't read the book then you might enjoy this movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/04/23 Full Review wayne m The story is all over the place and covers nothing interesting. I care about none of its shallow characters with their soap opera dialogue and the scenes go way too long. There's an interesting story in there somewhere, but this movie misses it. It's full of lot's of little events, revealed "secrets" that only add up to a desire to fast-forward. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Talia M It was slow, bad acting and the pedophole father at the end of the movie didn't even get charged. So disappointing Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/16/22 Full Review Audience Member Too Many Stories Being Divulged Upon All At Once. The One Main Theme Pertaining To Anything Of Meaning Is That Distrust Of What We Ourselves Don't Connect With Or Understand. One's Race & Culture Being A Driver Of These Distrustful Thoughts. At Least There Is A Transition For Closure At The End Of The Story, As Some Loose Ends Are All Tied Up Rather Quickly, How Well This Works Is Up To Whom Is Watching, Some Will Forgive The Quick Haphazard Finish, Because They Enjoyed One Part Or Another.. Or A Particular Character They Connected With. I Didn't Get All That Much Out Of It. But It Was There Was Some Nice Australian Scenery. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed the book, but the film has lost all the humour and heart. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member After reading the novel I was so excited to watch the screenplay. However, I would like to apologise to Craig Silvey on behalf of this abomination of his work. Not even Hugo Weaving and Toni Collette could save this incoherent, awkward, half baked soap opera which misses any important emotional depth, structure or themes from the source material. What a waste of 5 million dollars and a world class cast. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald It's a classic tale well told. Rated: 4/5 Mar 15, 2017 Full Review Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) It's hard to say if there is a centre to a narrative that jumps from one subplot to another in the manner of a soap opera. Rated: 2/5 Mar 3, 2017 Full Review Richard Kuipers Variety 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. Mar 2, 2017 Full Review Joe Lipsett Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Podcast The film is unable to delve into the characters like Silvey's source material, but the performances, particularly Miller, are charming. One wishes Collette's Ruth had retained the novel's complexity, however, since here she doesn't make much sense Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 21, 2023 Full Review Jason Best What's On TV [A] terrifically engaging coming-of-age drama cum mystery thriller. Rated: 4/5 Dec 20, 2020 Full Review Rachael Mead Square Eyes This is a classic Australian story told with both depth and charm, and I have no doubt that the brilliant young actors will soon become household names. Mar 19, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A teenager attempts to solve a murder in a small Australian town in 1969.
      Director
      Rachel Perkins
      Screenwriter
      Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey
      Production Co
      Porchlight Films, Bunya Productions
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 10, 2018
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