Overall Rank: 4011
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 30
Theatrical Release Date: 04/24/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/28/2015
Genre: Drama, War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Russell Crowe
Actors: Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Russell Crowe, Isabel Lucas, Yilmaz Erdogan, Megan Gale
Plot: Following the Battle of Gallopoli in 1919, an Australian farmer travels to Turkey to search for his three missing sons. Staying at a hotel in Istanbul he bonds with the manager, Ayshe, as he tries to figure out how to get into the war-torn region. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 09/17/2015
My damned mousepad on my laptop closed me out of a much longer review. Hate this pos! But I digress. This was a good movie and Russell Crowe makes a respectable debut as a director while also giving a good performance. Yes it does omit Turkey's role in committing the Armenian Genocide but their portrayal is hardly the better for it and the British are treated like crap. The cinematography of both Turkey and Australia looked beautiful. Controversies aside, Russell Crowe made a fine tribute to the ANZAC generation with a well made and sometimes even moving drama.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 06/03/2016
"Are there any more records about my son? We are Ottomans, not Germans. "
It looks like "Russell Crowe movie week" here. After "Fathers and daughters" I had to check his directorial debut. And to be honest, I thought this postwar dramatic film was much better than the sugarcoated "Fathers and daughters". In both films the father figure plays an important role. In "The Water Diviner" however, he's a grieving father whose sons were killed in the Battle of Gallipoli, which took place in Turkey during the 1st World War. A bloody battle, on a piece of land as large as a handkerchief, between Turkish troops and a corps with Australian and New Zealand troops (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps or ANZAC). It's beyond dispute that wars provide disgusting scenes which once again demonstrate …
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