True History of the Kelly Gang

2020 • 125 minutes
3.2
25 reviews
80%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Set amidst the grueling badlands of 19th-century Australia, legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay, 1917, Ophelia) grows up under the bloody and uncompromising rule of the English. Food is scarce, survival is filled with daily strife, and every opportunity the colonizers take to make their victims feel powerless is inflicted with searing brutality. In a desperate attempt to prime him for rebellion, Ned Kelly’s mother (Essie Davis, The Babadook), sells him off into the hands of the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man, L.A. Confidential), where the young bandit discovers he comes from a line of warriors called the Sons of Sieve. Fueled by his roots and a voracious appetite for revenge, Ned Kelly leads an anarchist army to wreak havoc on their oppressors in one of the most audacious attacks the country has ever seen. Grimy, gritty, and full of action-packed thrills, True History of the Kelly Gang brings a revolutionary twist to an iconic piece of folklore. Based on the novel by Peter Carey.
3.2
25 reviews
Daniel Garcia
November 2, 2020
So many people saying this movie was horrible. First it isn't a factual story. We all know that. Second the movie was slow but not in the sense that it was boring. Each scene each piece of dialogue meant singing to the story but could stand on it's own. Movie was incredible. If you can sit down watch this with no expectations you will be surprised how good it really is
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Peter Walsh
July 14, 2020
This movie could have been so much more than it was with the talent. The entire movie felt like it was building to a climax that never came. It lost it's way 1/2 through and never recovered.
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Joey
April 29, 2020
Surprisingly good. Brilliant performances by George McKay and one to watch. Wasn't too familiar with back story but was interesting to learn about the Kelly's. Sound design was awesome too.
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