Sunday, November 15, 2015

632. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Directed by Fred Schepisi

I am slightly overwhelmed by how much writing I have to do.  I figure this is the easiest piece to tackle since I can put in the least amount of effort.  I really spoil you guys.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith tells the rather gruesome tale of an exploited Aborigine who sort of loses his marbles because of the evil white people.  He's certainly not a sympathetic character, which is why I found the tagline ("The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is the chant of the underdog") so confusing.  It makes it sound like some of Rocky-esque inspirational story.  If this story inspires you, I would like you to check yourself in somewhere as soon as possible.

Obviously, this movie is preaching against racism but I think the film simplifies the issue so much that it really doesn't have that much of an impact.  Australian cinema continues to disappoint...

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Based on a true story.


  1. I hate preachy stuff and actually barely remember this. Still, you have a way of making your posts so much fun, even when you have little to say. Kudos!

  2. I agree with Andrew! You write great reviews which are always so much fun to read!!!! :)

  3. I will go with the majority opinion here ...