Rabbit-Proof Fence

94 mins
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In 1931, three Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their lives to be trained as domestic staff, and set... More

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Rabbit-Proof Fence is available to stream in Australia now on... More Stan and Netflix and Google Play and Apple TV Store and Ritz at Home and Prime Video Store.

Rabbit-Proof Fence | Ratings & Reviews

"Essentially, Noyce just wants to tell a good story, which he does."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Nearly everything about Rabbit-Proof Fence is astonishing."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Noyce lets the landscape and the untrained young actresses own the screen."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"As a political statement it's at once over- and under-cooked, with little memorable dialogue and neither enough moral or political nuance."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Whilst not a film to be relished, Rabbit-Proof Fence is an afternoon in a library of yesteryear events, events that should be recalled."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"Only in its final surprising shots does Rabbit-Proof Fence find the authority it's looking for."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"A dusty, calloused, primal Odyssey, as forceful and single-minded as a bullet train."

Village VoiceVillage Voice

"With this film, Noyce has walked into the middle of the fray; using his gifts as a creator of expertly crafted, highly accomplished commercial successes, he has made a movie as exciting and accessible as it is timely."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Stands as a powerful, worthy testimony to the suffering of the stolen generations."


"Its portrait of people who see themselves as decent, self-righteously trying to eradicate another culture, has the impact of a swift, hard slap in the face."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"This journey, which evokes some of the same mystery of the outback evoked in many other Australian films (notably Walkabout), is beautiful, harrowing and sometimes heartbreaking."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Low on schmaltz and with three terrific performances from the girls, this is a moving and fascinating look at a piece of recent history that most Australians would probably prefer to forget."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Searing dramatization of a story of remarkable courage, stamina and spirit."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

Rabbit-Proof Fence | Details

Award winner
Best Film, Original Score and Sound winner at the 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards.
Country of origin