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The Nightingale (2019)




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1825. Clare, a young Irish convictwoman, chases a British officer through the Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of Aboriginal tracker Billy, who is marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.


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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

If The Nightingale doesn't quite fulfil the high expectations for Kent's sophomore feature, it still shows a director with a muscular handle on her craft, though in this case she could have used a script collaborator to address the weaknesses.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

[Director Jennifer Kent] charts her own path in The Nightingale, a savage journey that might not have been worth the trip were its guide not so adept at navigating the darkness.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Kent's elemental revenge tale attains a near-mythic grandeur over the course of its arduous, ravishing trek.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Kent hammers her concerns home with blunt force.

January 2, 2019 | Full Review…

A revisionist Western with decidedly feminist ideals, The Nightingale is one of the most brutal films you will ever see, made endurable by impeccable filmmaking and sensational acting.

October 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Nightingale isn't a bad film; merely an unremarkable one we seem to have seen many times before.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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