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      R Released Jul 10, 2015 1 hr. 51 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      40% 67 Reviews Tomatometer 23% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A couple discover that their teenage children have disappeared just before a massive dust storm sweeps through their remote desert town. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Strangerland has a marvelous cast, but their efforts aren't enough to overcome the story's blandly predictable melodrama.

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      Darin S Profound waste of time Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Judy L What? I cannot even believe Nicole Kidman would takeon this role...very bad story line... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/21/23 Full Review Andrew H Good acting and cinematography but falls into the trap of other arty Australian movies of an inconclusive and unsatisfying ending. Feel I wasted 2 hours. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 08/07/23 Full Review Mr M I dont get all the negative reviews, beautiful cinematography good acting and a decent story. I guess it's the ambiguous ending that upsets. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This was horrible. Can't believe Kidman took this role. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review dave s From the perspective of plot, it's hard not to compare Strangerland to Peter Weir's classic Picnic at Hanging Rock. Both are set in rural Australia. Both take place in a hostile terrain. Both involve the mysterious disappearance of children, seemingly consumed by the environment. The similarities, however, end there. In Strangerland, the first half hour or so consists of the introduction of the Parker family, new arrivals in a remote desert town. Instead of just laying out the facts, it resorts to constant teasers about their past transgressions, the intent being to build suspense. It only builds aggravation. Once the disappearances take place, both parents are revealed to be odious human beings. Instead of trying to relate to them and feel their unimaginable suffering, you begin to realize that the children are probably better off where they are – dead or alive. On the bright side, the cinematography is outstanding, but it's not enough to compensate for the considerable shortcomings. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online STRANGERLAND is one of the worst kind of bad films, in that it presents itself to be such a great film--takes itself way too seriously--all the while being an incomprehensible mess. Rated: F Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times She is as invigorated by her missing daughter's sexuality as her husband is terrified. It's an interesting enough subtext, but foregrounded, it's not enough to carry the muddled movie that ensues. Rated: 3/5 Feb 23, 2016 Full Review Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times Strangerland runs out of gas, leaving us with a couple of final "Forget You" (shall we say) moments. Thanks. Thanks for nothing. Rated: 1/4 Aug 14, 2015 Full Review C.J. Prince Way Too Indie Strangerland amounts to little more than a turgid 2 hours with a pair of bland, lifeless characters. Rated: 4/10 Jun 3, 2019 Full Review Mae Abdulbaki Punch Drunk Critics It occasionally winds down here and there, but the intrigue and the character interactions keep it from dipping too low. With strong performances throughout and a story that is solidly told, we have a lot to look forward to from Kim Farrant. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 14, 2018 Full Review Deirdre Molumby Film Ireland Magazine The ambiguity that characterizes the film ultimately does not seem to be so much an artistic decision as lack of assertiveness on the part of the writers. The acting saves it. Mar 28, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A couple discover that their teenage children have disappeared just before a massive dust storm sweeps through their remote desert town.
      Kim Farrant
      Executive Producer
      Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah E. Johnson, Adriana L. Randall, Andrew Mackie, Richard Payten
      Fiona Seres, Michael Kinirons
      Production Co
      Dragonfly, Worldview Entertainment, Fastnet Films
      R (Some Sexuality|Language|Brief Graphic Nudity)
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 10, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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