Understated, sublimely acted and with a photographic quality that draws you in even as the action hits a dry spell (pun intended). Robyn's dogged pursuit of solitude will be relatable to some and offputting to others, but regardless, I think the picture makes you get this person and the appeal of what she's looking for, without spelling it out. Particularly moving if you've ever bonded with an animal.
Fine performances in breathtaking locations, all captured quite elegantly. Mia's performance in particular is quite internal and subtle, but never loses its power or its fire. Main criticism is Curran's choice to ignore Robyn's mind (and its degradation), predominantly during the first two acts. All around beautiful production - even stunning, at times.
Epic masterpiece. Mia Wasikowska is incredible in this journey, which is paved with both beautiful and horrific moments and scenarios. The landscapes also share this ambivalence, sometimes feeling like heaven and others like hell. The supporting characters all add something to the story and the soundtrack was quite special too.
True epic stories like this just brings you back to the simple joys of life. This film was beautifully told. I have not heard of Robyn Davidson before, and truly, what a brave and inspiring journey she has done. Mia Wasikowska playing Robyn is believable and effortless. Thumbs up!
Mia Wasikowska's face radiates on every shot. She really has what a lot of actresses of her age lack of: Light. The movie is splendidly photographed, sort of between Picnic at Hanging Rock (obvious reference) and The Sheltering Sky.
Mia Wasikowska gives a revelatory performance here in this biopic of Robyn Davidson who walked 2700km across the Australian desert in 1977 just to do it. Mia is able to get to that inner journey that Robyn took and share something both vital and deep with the viewing audience. Curran's direction is quite good and establishes a nice rhythm in storytelling in this woman vs nature tale. One of the year's finest.
Oddly underwhelming. Atmospheric and beautiful - this shit photographs itself - but I don't feel we ever get under Robyn's skin, despite multiple flashbacks. Rick says at one point, "I think you don't like people", but we never understand why, so it's hard to will her towards both her geographical and mental destinations. 'Wild' (2014) does a far better job in projecting its protagonist's motivations.