"hood in prison he knew what_ _it were to be lashed for looking a warder in the eye and even a posh fellow like the Moth had breathed that air so the knowledge of unfairness were deep in his bone and marrow._
- Peter Carey; _True History of the Kelly Gang_ (2000)
Based on Peter Carey's 2000 novel, written for the screen by Shaun Grant (_Berlin Syndrome_; _Jasper Jones_), and directed by Justin Kurzel (_Snowtown_; _Macbeth_), ironically enough given its title, _True History of the Kelly Gang"
"his streak of good performances, Nicholas Hoult (Constable Fitzpatrick) proves once again that he deserves a lot more chances, and Essie Davis (Ellen Kelly) is terrific as Ned's mother.
Nevertheless, it's Thomasin McKenzie (Mary) who offers the big surprise. She was extremely funny in Jojo Rabbit, but now she shows an entirely different dramatic range. As you might have figured by now, I believe the cast is the best thing that True History of the Kelly Gang has to offer. Justin Kurzel doesn't"
"I've now written a lot of words about 'True History of the Kelly Gang', but I really don't feel as though I've scratched the surface of this fascinating, complex and shattering film. Using the story of Ned Kelly and his exploits, the film unpacks the concept of Australian myth-making, questions the stories and figures on which we have constricted our Australian identity, and challenges the ideals of Australian masculinity. 'True History of the Kelly Gang' is a magnificent symphony of chaos and c"