Quigley Down Under

1990

Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance / Western

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 16868

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Cast

Alan Rickman as Elliott Marston
Tom Selleck as Matthew Quigley
Ben Mendelsohn as O'Flynn
Laura San Giacomo as Crazy Cora
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897.86 MB
1280*544
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
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1.84 GB
1920*816
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
P/S 2 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tannerwebb 10 / 10

One of my top 3 favorite westerns of all time

I for one am disgusted that this movie doesn't have a higher rating. I would only be happy with 9 stars or more personally. This movie has everything. A pure classic. And the main character Matthew Quigley is a true honorable figure that we should all aspire to be more like. I'd recommend it to anybody

Reviewed by bheadher 9 / 10

Tom Selleck's best performance ever...

There is simply nothing you can't like about the movie...it has the old west flavor, with a healthy British colonial backdrop. Add the humanitarian element with the Aborigine plot, and you have an excellent 2 hours of sheer entertainment.

I don't know if it will ever muster enough votes to make it a classic, but I do know I watch in every single time it shows up on TV...

If you don't want to wait for TV scheduling, I'm sure it is a pretty economical buy in DVD, and well worth having it in your collection...

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Routine Australian western with a few interesting elements in the story

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER is a straightforward Australian western starring journeyman hero Tom Selleck as an American gunslinger who arrives in the rural outback in order to take a new job working for rich landowner Alan Rickman. Selleck's skill is with a super-powered rifle which can hit targets over 1,200 yards away.

The problem with this film is its predictability. It's obvious from the outset that Rickman will be the stock villain of the piece and so it transpires. Rickman was going through a string of villainous turns after his appearance in DIE HARD in 1988 but is rather subdued in this film and was much better in the following year's ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES in a pure pantomime performance. He was the main reason I tuned in, anyway. Cult favourite Roger Ward plays a henchman alongside a young and ginger Ben Mendelsohn, a Hollywood treasure these days.

Inevitably this film deals with racism in the treatment of Aborigines by the white settlers. The scenes with the Aboriginal characters are among the best in the movie and there are some pretty shocking violent moments in a film which otherwise has a TV movie feel to it. Selleck falls foul of the bad guys but you just know he'll get revenge come the stock climax. One interesting thing about the production is its depiction of mental illness, something that writers and producers usually shy away from, but it's handled quite sensitively here.

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