High Ground

High Ground

High Ground

A bounty hunter (Simon Baker) and an indigenous Australian (Jacob Junior Nayinggul) hunt down the leader of an Aboriginal mob terrorising Northern Territory in this Australian Outback-set period thriller.

Inspired by true events, this 1930s-set action thriller sees Travis (Baker) cross paths with Gutjuk (Nayinggul) years after he saved him from being killed by white men as a child. Together as they track Gutjuk's uncle who leads a ruthless mob, Travis is forced to trust Gutjuk with Gutjuk now treading a dangerous line between being the friend of a white man while keeping the trust of his people.

2020Rating: MA15+, Strong violence104 minsAustralia
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The Guardian

The Guardian

A gracefully directed but rather Anglo-centric western.

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Variety

Variety

This may be fictionalized narrative, but it honors its ugly patch of history by refusing to treat it with much in the way of twisting sensationalism.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

In the magnetic Nayinggul, superb as the boy on the brink of manhood who must choose whether to reject anger or embrace it, the film showcases a notable new talent.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

To call it a timely film would be simplification. It's timeless -- a classic Australian account of the damage done by rampant colonialism.

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