Russell Crowe's directorial debut, "The Water Diviner," is an epic and inspiring tale of one man's life-changing journey of discovery. Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor's boys and who may be this father's only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth…and his own peace.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
112 Ratings
112 Ratings

62% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.1/10
  • Fresh 92
  • Rotten 56

Critics Consensus: The Water Diviner finds Russell Crowe on somewhat uncertain footing as a director, but he's rescued by a strong performance from himself in the leading role.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Violent WWI-era drama wastes story's potential.

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Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
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Copyright
© 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Australia) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (United States), Spanish (Subtitles)

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