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  1. hemachandra's rating of the film Somersault

    Having also watched LORE earlier that day and BERLIN SYNDROME (not as good as its predecessors, but quite good) last year, I think Cate Shortland, who has a knack for bringing the best out of her leads, really is the unsung hero of Australian Cinema.

  2. bitterMoo's rating of the film Somersault

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Somersault

    Une convaincante interprétation d'Abbie Cornish, en fragile adolescente perdue, pour une oeuvre bienvenue, maintes fois primée dans son pays et dans quelques festivals internationaux, jamais distribuée dans l'hexagone...

  4. Kk Soft Boss's rating of the film Somersault

  5. SafeStanding's rating of the film Somersault

    A heartfelt psychological drama that is frank and candid in it's approach. Shortland's first feature and she nails it! Fine performance from Cornish.

  6. msmichel's rating of the film Somersault

    Feature debut from director Cate Shortland concerns the sexual maturing of a young girl who in escaping a perceived unforgivable transgression finds herself in a remote resort town on a downward spiral. Serves as a remarkable calling card for Abbie Cornish who is spellbinding throughout and for Sam Worthington who of course went on to far grander enterprises. Also of note is the turn by Lynette Curran.

  7. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Somersault

  8. George Khayat's rating of the film Somersault

    Cracked glass and broken voices. Poetically shot by the unusual Jane Campion. Heartfelt modern film-making. And the powerful Abbie Cornish.

  9. taniaburrito's rating of the film Somersault

  10. simon's rating of the film Somersault

    Loved it!! Beautiful played part really touching. Really captured the emotional journey of being young and lost in the world and the people that come in and out of your life..

  11. Imelda Says's rating of the film Somersault

    This touches the heart without sinking to sentiment, perfectly capturing that moment when the shining solipsism of youth comes apart. A young girl negotiating the irrational connections between sex and love, within herself, between her and others less innocent, and showing that innocence lives in the heart, not the hymen. Also, literally a touching film, so many hands, so many surfaces, such detail, such tactility.

  12. Miggy Angel's rating of the film Somersault

    nah (two stars for the occasional tumblr-neon-blue-tone photography)

  13. blyniukas's rating of the film Somersault

    Clearly aspiring to be a psychological drama, this film doesn't offer any real substance. The acting is ok, but the characters lack depth and development. A lot of their actions felt painfully illogical, unmotivated and repetitive, which kills both the drive of the narrative and the viewer sympathy. Overall, the film feels shallow and unconvincing. The subject matter offers potential, which stays largely unexplored.

  14. rowan's rating of the film Somersault

    A charming sensitive engaging artful film about growing up and that difficult moveable place between child and adult. Killer perfomance by lead. Pretty much a flawless film

  15. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Somersault

    A sensitive low-key film. Shortland creates plenty of space and wisely lets the camera linger on Cornish to allow her sexuality/innocence to emerge in a very natural way. She just avoids the trap of melodrama/gratuitousness. Instead, we get caught up in our desire to protect her, our identification with her (and others') adolescent confusion, and the poignancy of leaving childhood behind too soon.

  16. alhimself-'s rating of the film Somersault

    Cate Shortland is an extraordinary talent, judging from this sensitive, thoughtful film. It deals beautifully with that knife edge where we spill from child to adult and try to work out who we are while our hormones are going wild. Lovely performances, beautifully paced, and really rich with humanity.

  17. raggiodisole's rating of the film Somersault

    Highly watchable film, with highly watchable leads. Strongly Australian.

  18. nickolia's rating of the film Somersault

    having just seen the dreadful SOLACE at the cinema, i needed to rewatch this to remind myself that Abbie Cornish can be good in the right context.

  19. andrew's rating of the film Somersault

    Great central performance of a fascinating character. Powerful.

  20. Aniko's rating of the film Somersault

    So sad and so very beautiful! (...and glad to see there is more to Sam Worthington that the Avatar...)

  21. willa's rating of the film Somersault

    Excellent- thought provoking - about young peoples' lives and how hard they are when faced with choices and learning about consequences. It could be true many times over.

  22. alf to the rescue's rating of the film Somersault

    Beautiful quiet film which leaves a lasting impression.

  23. jeremy's rating of the film Somersault

    Beautiful film. Very touching. Two young people trying to navigate their ways into adulthood and not doing a great job.

  24. Al Green's rating of the film Somersault

    A good portrayal of loneliness and the fear of intimacy.

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