I don't see a lot of movies. I am fussy in my old age. I can't do Batman or James Bond type movies anymore. If too many things blow up I am miserable. Then the sexy comedies drive me crazy. Mike says I only go to those movies where there is British accent. James Bond doesn't count here. The critics didn't like Australia much but I loved it. It is a wonderful epic story that they just don't make much anymore. The reviewers didn't like the series of different stories unfolding but I thought they were woven together beautifully with some sweet elements as the harmonica music and the villain who was left menacing until the very end still making me nervous; the emphasis on the importance of stories in the Aborigine culture and the sweet love story. Nicole Kidman played a great part starting out as a quirky character and gaining strength through her tough experiences. Hugh Jackman was perfectly cast in his tough sensitive role. I even cried and that hasn't happened in a long time. I give it 3 1/2 stars.