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3.5
441 Ratings

Tracks

Directed by John Curran
Australia, United Kingdom, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

Mia Wasikowska stars in the astonishing true story of Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 set out on a solo 2,700-kilometre journey by foot across the Australian Outback.

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Tracks Directed by John Curran
Pristine and accessible when it should be challenging, dirty and bold, Tracks evokes this incredible woman’s fairly insane adventure, but fails to really smack its audience round the gob. Beautiful landscapes are all well and good, but this is one film that really could’ve done with a touch of crazy.
April 24, 2014
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The film’s final moments of underwater photography reveal an expression of peace on the protagonist’s face but left me with unanswered questions about how the quest had changed her. Tracks takes the viewer on an engaging journey with a fiercely independent young woman, leaving us to further contemplate the protagonist’s motives for undertaking such a dangerous and lonely task.
December 17, 2013
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Curran’s willingness to let the images carry the story marks a shrewd change of tactics after the intermittently impressive but over-determined Stone and The Painted Veil… Wasikowska is inspired casting, evincing intelligence and naïveté, determination and desperation, resourcefulness and vulnerability; her Robyn remains fixed on proving something to herself even if she isn’t sure what it is, and senses that public recognition can only contaminate her efforts.
September 10, 2013
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What are people saying?

  • Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Tracks

    Gorgeous cinematography and Mia Wasikowska's outstanding performance

  • jooley's rating of the film Tracks

    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.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Tracks

    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.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film Tracks

    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.

  • spiderliliez's rating of the film Tracks

    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!

  • Tigrão's rating of the film Tracks

    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.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Tracks

    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.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Tracks

    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.

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