Tracks

2013

Action / Adventure / Biography / Drama

173
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 23773

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Adam Driver as Rick
Mia Wasikowska as Robyn
Emma Booth as Marg
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Osmar Coelho 10 / 10

Adventourous tracks across the Australian soul

Common people do things that seem impossible and uncommon. What appears a crazy journey is just an endless meeting. When the leading woman character realizes it, she starts to smile and embrace each problem, tragedy, lack of water crossing the desert as part of her life journey. Every single moment communicates and gives small drops of wisdom. By the way, a proverb say the hardest step in a journey is the first. Tracks are unique and endless. Take your own. In fact, ways chose and draw tracks across our life stories. Wise film!

Reviewed by denis888 6 / 10

Visually Rich, Emotionally Stunning, Albeit A Bit Slow

It is not an easy feat to make such slow, serious, moody, thoughtful, visually rich but eventwise sparse movies like Tracks. The very story is the real life traveling of a woman named Robyn Davidson, along with her doggie and 4 camels. Australia is a very unfriendly continent with its dire desert, merciless sun, dry arid air, cruel winds, lack of rain and plenty of sand and flies as well as pests in heated air. And yet, people live there and life goes on well there, as well. Mia Wasikowska does a great job as a main hero, and Adam Driver serves very well as a bit awkward but deeply sympathetic photographer. Their duo holds strong, with all the cameo roles and short appearances of numerous actors. One strong word of warning to all those who're going to peruse this film - it is rather slow, moody and deeply dreamy. If you're after fast wild action flicks, stay away from this one. But if you're interested in slower and moodier pieces of cinema, you're for a right track. In fact, this film only made me bewildering more how some brave people can try such dangerous trips alone and in such unfriendly country climatewise. They do, and they prove that a man is strong.

Reviewed by emuir-1 7 / 10

So who was she trying to impress?

I have given a rating of 7 as the photography of one of the least pleasant landscapes in the world is stunningly beautiful, and the slow pace of the film is engrossing, particularly the lack of contrived melodrama: e.g. Robyn almost drowning in a flash flood and falling into his arms after being rescued by Rick or gangs of angry Aboriginals threatening her after straying into their sacred lands; but the subject matter really struck a nerve. Self absorbed misfit hippy decides to walk across the Australian desert with a small herd of camels, as long as someone else coughs up the money. Why? What was she trying to prove? Her father trekked across the Kalahari - so? She did not even do it alone anyway as she had a photographer hanger on, who saw a chance to sell a big story, while he bragged non stop about his exploits in various exotic and dangerous hotspots, and Aboriginal guides for part of the way. The photographer sold the story in advance to National Geographic, who even financed a search party by plane when she got lost. Sorry, but adventure seekers willing to risk their and others' lives in order to fulfill their fantasies don't exactly get my sympathy. Exploring the unknown is one thing, but walking across a desert which has already been surveyed by air and 4-wheel drive vehicles is pointless and to my mind, simply a way to avoid a proper job. Perhaps she should have contacted the makers of hiking boots and asked them to sponsor her trip. Since Ms. Davidson's trek she has made a living by seeking out Nomads and writing travel books about her life with them, and become a darling of the environmentalists and feminists.

To be fair, I have now watched the film three times, which means that they must be doing something right, and I have not read Ms. Davidsons's book which might answer a few of my questions. I should also note that I have copies of the books by Wilfred Thesiger, an aristocratic Englishman who worked for the foreign service starting before WW2 and served in Ethopia, and Iraq, was a personal friend of crown prince Ras Tafari (Emperor Hailie Selassie) and who wrote several books about his solo treks across the desolate Danakil, and his life with the Marsh Arabs of Iraq. In his case, Mr. Thesiger was not crossing deserts to 'find himself' but because he was genuinely interested in the nomadic people who inhabited the desert and how their nomadic lifestyle has enabled them to survive for many thousands of years.

I lived in Australia for several years, including the Queensland outback, and there were many intrepid souls running sheep and cattle stations in isolated areas who seemed at peace with the isolation and did not wish or need to be in populated areas. I have not visited Western Australia but understand that it is even more isolated. Still, the undeniable fact is that 90% of Australians live in the five big cities, and another 5% or more live in small towns near the big cities. Ms. Davidson's preference for solitude may not be all that unusual.

In the early 60's I worked for the Commonwealth of Australia and we could have papered the walls with requests for funding by enthusiastic but usually inexperienced 'explorers' planning expeditions to the outback, Papua New Guinea, and sailing the around Pacific islands in everything from reproduction sailing ships to catamarans to rafts, and all hoping to write a book or sell their story to the magazines. The response was a big NO - why should the taxpayer be expected to subsidize their fun and likely have to send out a search party when they got into trouble?

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