Gallipoli (1981)

Gallipoli (1981)

Gallipoli (1981)

Mel Gibson leads this 1981 historical Australian drama about the men who signed up with the ANZACs in World War I. From multi-Oscar nominated director Peter Weir, who would go on to direct Dead Poets SocietyThe Truman Show and Master and Commander.

1981Rating: M, War themes and violence110 minsAustralia
AdventureDramaWar
Director:
Peter Weir ('Dead Poets Society', 'The Truman Show', 'Master and Commander')
Writer:
Peter WeirDavid Williamson
Cast:
Mel GibsonMark LeeBill Kerr

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Variety

Variety

Peter Weir's Gallipoli tackles a legend in human terms and emerges as a highly entertaining drama on a number of levels...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Well acted and, within its limited terms, well made...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Weir's work has a delicacy, gentleness, even wispiness that would seem not well suited to the subject. And yet his film has an uncommon beauty, warmth, and immediacy, and a touch of the mysterious, too.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Even Mel Gibson can't bring down the grade for Peter Weir's magisterial 1981 portrait of the first world war campaign.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A haunting and moving tribute to the Australians who sacrificed their lives in WWI...

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