The Broken Shore


Action / Crime


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Damon Herriman as Jamie Bourgoyne
Claudia Karvan as Helen Castleman
Dan Wyllie as Dave Rebb
Wayne Pygram as Derek Singleton
1.64 GB
25.000 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 3 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by steve2542 9 / 10

If you appreciate British or Scandinavian mysteries, this may be for you

As previously written, "The one thing I will say about The Broken Shore is . . . that it would have been good if it was made into a 6x1 hour mini series".

I agree totally.

This is a well paced, interesting movie which discloses much about Australian culture (which only an Australian could certify as true) set in a sometimes bleak but more often beautiful setting.

The pace reminded me of a Morse episode, but with a younger, excellent actor Don Hany.

The story appears to head toward a familiar ending. However, the ending is more satisfying than expected.

The movie begs for a sequel.

Reviewed by Intriguer 8 / 10

A great homage to the book.

I saw The Broken Shore at the Adelaide Film Festival in October 2013, and thought it was a great homage to the book by Peter Temple. Without giving too much away before it airs on the ABC in 2014, there is some good acting by all involved, and the screenplay has been well written by Andrew Knight (using mystery and humour).

The one thing I will say about The Broken Shore is (and this was mentioned on the night of the screening) that it would have been good if it was made into a 6x1 hour mini series, which would have meant that more from the book could have been mentioned/explored. An example of this is the character of Erica Burgouyne, who seems quite interesting in the book (and in the movie as well) however she only has a couple of scenes in the movie.

However, overall, The Broken Shore is quite good for what it is and it will be interesting to read what other people think once it has aired on television.

Reviewed by catfly 10 / 10


This movie to my mind is just perfectly made.. a couple of stilted actors in bit parts but that is such a small issue. Its easy to fall into this film and never want to leave. The characters are great, well formed, the dialogue is sparse and interesting, the filming is top notch - to me its the best look i've seen in any modern TV from Asutralia. I really hope to see more like this.

There's undercurrents both metaphorical and literal. There's the everyday but interesting police business. There's bad and good cops. There's old and new crimes, histories in each character. This film has it all.

There's the odd cliche but it flies past and the chunks are joined expertly.

Its a bit of a shame this was made for TV, cos I imagine it won't be eligible for the awards it should get.

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