The Broken Shore


Action / Crime

IMDb Rating 6.6 10 587


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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 2 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hoytyhoyty 1 / 10

For Christ's sake, Australia, stop making this crap!!

And here we go again. A completely over-baked, slow production from an over-baked, slow book.

A lead character we are supposed to sympathise with, as he plods around oppressing people's rights and basically being a useless jerk-off.

Side characters we are utterly unable to care about.

A completely inaccurately portrayed police force, with logic-holes all over the place.

Dreadful, idiotic flashbacks.

And then a dreadful, idiotic main arc.

Stop it! Just STOP it! Make something good for once!




Reviewed by mformoviesandmore 5 / 10

The Paint has dried...

... although I didn't see it happen as I was distracted by watching (much of) this telemovie.

This was a competently created but by-the-numbers sort of show.

We have our hero for is an anti-hero, damaged goods, but well meaning. Not liked by the 'bad guys' in the police force but respected by his old boss.

And so on it goes. I assume a whyteboard session was used to created the original story and all of the boxes ticked to created a formula story.

Now, I should note that I am not a woman and I got the feeling that the target audience for this is more 'sheila' than 'bloke'.

Some have suggested that this set of characters be turned in to a series. It doesn't worry me. I wouldn't watch them.

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.

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