Australian Left Review


Despite the love affair which Breaker Morant has had with the media — near universal acclaim from critics and film institutions alike (witness Breaker's clean sweep of the AFI awards last year) — as a film, it stinks. It is neither well made nor original, and without Don McAlpine's totally undiscriminating and/or doting relatives of the performers. As a political film — which its supporters claim it to be — it stinks to high heaven. The position it adopts regarding war in general, the Boer War in particular, Australia's colonial heritage and British imperialism are repellent and reactionary.



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