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Animal Kingdom

  • Indiewire  News

    Sony Classics Snags Sundance's "Animal"

    Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they have acquired all US and Latin American rights to David Michod's Sundance prize winner "Animal Kingdom." The film, written and directed by Michod, was financed in conjunction with Screen Australia, Porchlight Films, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Fulcrum F...

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  • Caryn James  Reviews

    Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in the Fierce, Suspenseful 'The Rover'

    Guy Pearce purposefully hunts down thieves in David Michod's arresting and tense film -- part thriller, part warning of dystopia -- striding the dust like a character from an old Western.

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    Review | There Will Be a Crime: David Michod's "Animal Kingdom"

    Equal parts crime thriller, neo-western and coming-of-age story, the Australian drama "Animal Kingdom" puts its moral compass into a tailspin. Initially, first time writer-director David Michod introduces a basic sense of right and wrong adopted by the most casual entries in good-versus-evil sagas, but he later endows his cruel world with a fittingly tilted vision of justice. Our sympathies lie with alienated teen Josh (James Frecheville), a Melbourne youth whose innocence gets challenged by his older gangster relatives. Michod situates Josh as the moral center, then sneaks in a finale suggesting nothing is sacred. Josh grows up when he grow...

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