13 out of 14 people found the following review useful:
Settle down and enjoy the (lengthy) journey!
swift-4 from Sydney, Australia
29 April 2004
Overall a great adaption to TV of the classic novel. Colin Friels does an
admirable job of playing the protagonist, Rufas Dawes, and the chemistry
between him and Rod Mullinar (Lt. Frere) is excellent. Whilst the plot
remains by and large true to the novel, the writers of this made-for-TV
version for some reason felt it necessary to give the movie a 'happily
after' ending, hence the last hour or so of this lengthy movie is
drastically different to the story originally told by Marcus Clarke.
None-the-less, worth the watch if you enjoyed the book, or simply for the
historical aspect (the Australian convict era). So be prepared to settle
down and enjoy the (lengthy) journey!
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