High Ground

audience Reviews

, 74% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Pretty good. Not your average movie.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A very eye opening movie that needs to be shown to all Australians
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    As an Australian this was a story that we were not taught in school. I went to the theatre a second time the very next day as it was so compelling. As confronting as it is I feel the story is reflected in the history of a lot of countries that were colonised. A very beautiful movie that everyone should see.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Simon Baker & Jacob Junior Nayinggul Give Solid Performances in Visually Stunning Aussie Aboriginal Revenge Tale: "High Ground," directed by Stephen Johnson, is a visually stunning Aussie Aboriginal revenge film based on true events story set in 1919 involving a British Colonial massacre of an Aboriginal tribe/family in Northern Territory Australia. 12 years later, a young survivor of the massacre, Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), being raised in a white mission, teams up with former soldier Travis (Simon Baker) to track down the other massacre survivor, Gutjuk's uncle Baywara (Sean Mununggurr), a warrior with a revenge streak who is on the run. Terrific supporting cast that includes veteran Aussie TV & Film actor Aaron Pedersen and legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson. Kudos to Cinematographer Andrew Commis, known for previous work as DP on "Babyteeth" and "The Slap," for his extraordinary job on "High Ground" capturing the beauty of Australia's Northern Territory.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Just can't get through the political nonsense.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this movie. Gritty and raw. Fantastic scenery too.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this movie, much so more than some recent ones I have watched. Great photography and wildlife scenes and whilst the story is socially frightening I welcome the spotlight on the problems that continue on to this day.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Another excellent effort from Simon Baker et al. Glorious cinematography, excellent cast
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Well I'm embarrassed to be white, I won't dare call myself australian. I'd rather have some dignity and say I'm irish even though my only link in 7 generation's ago someone related to me was irish. At least have the indigenous aussie flag as our main flag and change the anthem. Aussies have taken so much away from the original australians at least give all free housing and the flag and a new anthem. That's how you really say sorry. I hope this film gets serious international recognition and cause a global conversation to bring about change.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Tale of a young indigenous Australian boy that is forced to reconcile what happened to his family after he's taken in by the white man and then used to hunt down his family later.