The Merger (2018)

The Merger (2018)

The Merger (2018)

A down-and-out, former pro footy player is persuaded to coach the hapless local team in this AFL comedy from the director of Backyard Ashes.

2018Rating: M, Coarse language103 minsAustralia
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The Merger (2018) / Reviews

Flicks, Glenn Dunks

Flicks, Glenn Dunks

The Australian stage is so chock full of great stories that it is a constant oddity of the local film industry that so few of them are ever adapted into movies. I’m not exactly sure how comedian Damian Callinan’s one-man show could have possibly worked on stage considering the logistics of its sprawling character-focused story. It was, however, nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious Barry Award and toured for six years, so far it be it for me to question that.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's not mountain-moving stuff, but nor is it devoid of care and consideration. The Merger is well made play-to-the-bleacher-seats entertainment.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

The Merger has a massive heart, and it’s unequivocally in the right place.

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Adelaide Review

Adelaide Review

A forced would-be charmer where character is awkwardly emphasised over football and uncomfortably strained points are made about refugees.

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