The Water Diviner Review



Title Of The Film: The Water Diviner

Year It Came Out: 2015

Genre: Drama

Director(s): Russell Crowe 

Lead Actors: Russell Crowe, Isabel Lucas, Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Ryan Corr, Damon Herriman, Yilmaz Erdogan, Jacqueline McKenzie, Steve Bastoni

I’ve seen this for ages now, I’ve just not got round to review it. It’s not something I would pick myself, as it didn’t really interest me, however we got invited by friends at work and I thought I’d go with an open mind.

The Water Diviner is about a dad called Joshua, who’s three sons served with the Australian and New Zealand army corps, at the battle of Gallipoli. They all three, were presumed dead. Joshua’s wife unable to cope with the grief, commits suicide. Joseph promises to bring his sons home and bury them. Joshua is unaware of the obstacles he has to pass just find them. However after finding two of his sons , another spanner is thrown into the works. His third son could still be alive. This turns out to just be the beginning of Joshua’s journey, and things are about to get a lot harder.

For Russell Crowe’s first film that he’s directed the actors were really good. They all portrayed emoticon to the audience really well. Russell Crowe really shows the pain of loosing a child due to war. I haven’t heard of many if these actors, and I doubt we’d see a lot of these on our screens again, but they did do a good job.

What I liked was the war plot, it was very realistic and at some points I felt like I wanted to look away, however it was believable. Russell Crowe director wise not so good, but his performance was strong. I wonder what is next for him. 

What I disliked was the unnecessary love story, it didn’t really need one and wasn’t the main focus of the film. I also felt that there was some strong parts in the film but also some weak ones, there wasn’t anything to keep you on the edge of your seat or to excite you. Although I’ve seen it once, once was enough. 

My Film Rating: 5/10

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