The Nightingale (2017)




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Set in Tasmania in 1825, THE NIGHTINGALE follows a beautiful 21-year-old Irish female convict who witnesses the brutal murder of her husband and baby by her soldier master and his cronies. Unable to find justice, she takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her through the hellish wilderness to seek revenge on the men, and gets much more than she bargained for.


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Critic Reviews for The Nightingale

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

If The Nightingale doesn't quite fulfil the high expectations for Kent's sophomore feature, it still shows a director with a muscular handle on her craft...

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Kent's elemental revenge tale attains a near-mythic grandeur over the course of its arduous, ravishing trek.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Kent hammers her concerns home with blunt force.

January 2, 2019 | Full Review…

A revisionist Western with decidedly feminist ideals, The Nightingale is one of the most brutal films you will ever see, made endurable by impeccable filmmaking and sensational acting.

October 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Nightingale isn't a bad film; merely an unremarkable one we seem to have seen many times before.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most memorable works in its genre - a parable that never turns violence into a spectacle, but is resolutely committed to expose the poisonous double prism of racism and sexism it feeds upon.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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