Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Stirring Film Captures Beauty of Outback

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Stirring Film Captures Beauty of Outback

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Red Dog

Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor, Luke Ford

Director: Kriv Stenders

Rating: PG

Reviewer: Miranda Cashin

Verdict: 3.5/5

Based on a story by Louis de BerniE res and inspired by real events, Red Dog is a stirring film that captures the beauty of the outback and tells the touching tale of the spirit and soul of a relationship with man's best friend.

Red Dog tells the legendary story of a stray dog who mysteriously appears on the outskirts of the mining town of Dampier. Red Dog hitches a ride into the town where he befriends everyone he meets. He is a dog for everyone and touches each community member in a profound way, whether it be in matters of romance, friendship or salvation. When the spirited canine eventually attaches himself and forms an inseparable bond with an American drifter (Josh Lucas) the film really hits its stride and this man and dog relationship of mutual love and loyalty drives the film's emotion. …

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