The Legend of Molly Johnson

2021

Action / Drama / History / Thriller / Western

4
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 531

Plot summary


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July 05, 2022 at 09:17 PM

Director

Top cast

Sam Reid as Sergeant Klintoff
Jessica De Gouw as Louisa
Bruce Spence as Father McGuiness
Leah Purcell as Molly Johnson
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993.98 MB
1280*532
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 5 / 45
2 GB
1912*796
English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 10 / 50

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by spipeschi 8 / 10

A Mystical Tale of Human Nature

Thanks to the Director-Screenplay-Producer-Lead Actor and what-not Leah Purcell for bringing a woman's point of view during Australia's early brutal years when women rights were overlooked and racism ruled. Cinematography, music and acting are outstanding.

Recommended.

Reviewed by Horror_Flick_Fanatic 5 / 10

Aussie Western

The film is an Australian western that takes place in the 19th century. It deals mainly with the topic of spousal abuse, battered women. It seems the intent of the film is to raise awareness of domestic violence. The film also covers racism through a fugitive aboriginal running from the law.

Unfortunately, I thought the film was too slow. This is my opinion, and you may not feel the same. Also, I wasn't impressed with the scenes between Molly Johnson and Yadaka. I just didn't feel chemistry between these two actors. I didn't like the editing in the scene with Molly and John MaPharlen. It was too choppy. It felt almost as though someone else beside the main editor did that scene.

I also thought the ending, while meant to be dramatic, was undermined by the three women who appeared at Molly Johnson's execution wearing clothing with statements about domestic violence. I don't mean to sound unsympathetic to the thematics of the film, but I thought it was a distraction from what could have been a more powerful ending without it. The film for the most part is subtle with its theme, but then hits you over the head with the three women and their dresses which doesn't match the subtlety of the rest of the film. It just came off as political feminist theatrics in where the focus should have been Molly's final moments.

The cinematography and stills time lapse photography was pretty nice. The soundtrack by Salliana Seven Campbell was also pretty good.

Reviewed by fambizzsales 2 / 10

Not the Drover's Wife At All

If you're looking for a film adaptation of the classic short story this isn't it. The original story has been "reimagined" which is modern code for "stolen".

I won't ruin the "plot", but suffice to say the tale is now told through a feminist lens so it plays out exactly as you'd expect without any surprises alone the way.

The usual suspects that view entertainment as a "platform" rather than an artistic medium adore this movie, but if you can still think for yourself you'll likely hate it as I do.

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