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Alongside Mad Max and Walkabout, Wake In Fright is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal films in the development of modern Australian cinema. Directed by Ted Kotcheff (First Blood) and starring Donald Pleasence (Halloween, The Great Escape), Wake In Fright tells the nightmarish story of a schoolteacher's (Gary Bond) descent into personal demoralization at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts while stranded in a small town in outback Australia.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 45
- Fresh: 45
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Wake in Fright" is true horror.
Fresh: Australian tale of a holiday gone wrong has a potent, distinctive creepiness.
Fresh: A legendary and controversial Aussie classic, although it's long been available only in poor-quality video releases.
Fresh: A road movie using undeveloped land as a blank screen on which to project a dark deconstruction of masculinity and manifest destiny.