165 mins
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The audacious visual stylist Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet) has made an epic historical romance about his native... More

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Australia is available to stream in Australia now on YouTube... More and Google TV and Apple TV Store and Disney+ and Prime Video Store.

Australia | Ratings & Reviews

"Director Baz Luhrman, with a history of successful reinvention, sets a tale of ravenous romance against a backdrop of frontier Australia, the Stolen Generation, and an encroaching Japanese threat on 1940s Darwin. It’s a giddy, indulgent, pretty-faces-on-pretty-landscapes styled epic with the crosshairs aimed squarely on the romantic grandiose of old Hollywood. The ambition is palpable and the exuberance is endearing, but the film strains so hard to implore a sense of the epic that the result is well overwrought."

Flicks, TeamFlicks

"Deliberately anachronistic in its heightened style of romance, villainy and destiny, the epic lays an Aussie accent on colorful motifs drawn from Hollywood Westerns, war films, love stories and socially conscious dramas. Some of it plays, some doesn't, and it is long."


"A testament to movie love at its most devout, cinematic spectacle at its most extreme, and kitsch as an act of aesthetic communion."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A big-hearted melodrama, it takes a series of fascinating risks, some of which come off. But it's no super-movie."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Australia shows all the signs of having been a labor of love for director Baz Luhrmann. One problem: It's his love, and the audience's labor."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"If looks were everything, director Baz Luhrmann's epic salute to his native land would be the movie of the year. But, crikey, a padded script bloated with subplots and shameless sentimentality can wear you down."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"It is exuberantly old-fashioned, and I mean that as a compliment."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"If you are willing to take the plunge and view things through Luhrmann's prism, "Australia" does deliver the classic dramatic and romantic satisfactions its ambitious advertising campaign promises."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Defies all but the most cynical not to get carried away by the force of its grandiose imagery and storytelling."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Bravo, Baz Luhrmann. He’s created one of the best-realised films in Australian history. Strewth."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Australia | Details

M, for some violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief strong language
Country of origin
USA, Australia

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