Quigley Down Under (1990) - Action, Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo
Length: 119 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 4 out of 107 found boring (3.73%)

One-line Reviews (43)

It's the rousing story of a man hired to kill varmints who changes his mind when he finds out the varmints are Aborigenes, almost pays with his life, and then seeks justice from the villainous Allan Rickman for all the wrongs done to him, his female companion played by Laura San Giacoma, and the local Aborigenes.

All of these movies take their queues from the breathtaking land around them.

After a while, things get a little drawn out until the end when Marston's men get the drop on Mathew Quigley and it looks for certainty that he has met his match.

A thoroughly enjoyable movie .

It's stunning to finally see a great western made decades after the fading of the era of American Westerns, beloved throughout the world.

Basil Poledouris adds another rousing score to his oeuvre, and David Eggby's excellent photography captures the vast empty landscapes very effectively.

Brilliant, engaging, fun.

The bottom line: Quigley Down Under is a fun, beautiful, entertaining movie you can watch many times over the years.

Intriguing plot, good acting, takes you to a place you have never visited before, plot twists, great villain, outstanding cinematography.

Tom Selleck is great and well worth watching.

Two, the film is always fun and engaging and has a number of excellent action sequences and some terrific lines of dialogue.

Not only does it shadow the treatment of the Native Americans in the United States, but it's also very intriguing that an American is the one that takes the stand to fight against their brutal murders.

Poor Tom Selleck smiles grimly as he stars in this predictable plod through cliché, stereotype and mawkish sentimentality.

The director apparently thought the shock to the audience from the completely unexpected conking was worth losing any suspense factor from the stalking-it wasn't.

It is entertaining and focuses on a character with strong morals.

Entertaining Western.

Very Entertaining .

This film is thoroughly enjoyable.

This is one of the precious few movies that thoroughly tears you out of daily boredom to replace any bad feelings with a sense of heightened consciousness towards other people...

The performance of Laura San Giacomo as Crazy Cora was also enjoyable.

What Quigley is, is entertaining.

I certainly wouldn't say it's the best western I've ever seen, far from it, but it's a pretty entertaining movie for the most part.

It's a thrill to watch Selleck work that enormous Sharps rifle, and Basil Poledouris' heroic score is surprisingly remarkable (probably the most rousing use of the banjo I've ever heard).

There follows a drawn-out intermittent battle between Selleck and the girl, on the one hand, and Rickman and his snarling gang on the other.

I am really disappointed that Selleck would be a part of this divisive, anti-white racist, and FALSE propaganda!

From the sound of the title, you would think that the makers of this movie were hoping for some sort of franchise opener, and although the film does have the odd flash of genius, it's just overlong, and very dull in places.

San Giacomo proves her chops in an emotionally intense, complex role.

I was surprised by how entertaining this movie is.

It's not the best movie I've ever seen, but it was entertaining, with fun action scenes and a "dated" feeling that helped the transition between the 1980s and 1990s.

Although the setting is Australia, Wincer and "Heartbeeps" scenarist Joe Hill have appropriated every western cliché, so nothing really comes as a surprise in this predictable morality tale about good versus evil.

the score is rousing good fun that lets you no your watching a western.

This overrated but entertaining oater set in scenic Australia follows a rugged Wyoming cowboy who is a crack shot with a Sharps lever-action Buffalo rifle.

Stunning cinematography, great Basil Poledouris musical score, characters with character, unusual setting, excellent sound, masterful pacing.

Watching Quigley Down Under is not in any way an onerous challenge, but once you've seen it it's hard to think of many reasons that make it worth watching again.

yes an it is because the Aussie landscape is truly stunning and the lighting on this movie is nexted to none.

The "hunting" theme grooves itself into your brains, the Austalian landscape is stunning and though the storyline may have some minor flaws, I do enjoy the movie over and over and over again!

My dogs even enjoyed it, so I would give it 5 stars, and willingly watch it again.

A sentimental, unexpected western thriller - how's that for a quick pick.

The stunning scenery, very well photographed, made a change from that of the familiar American West, and there was more individualism to Marston's gang than in the average film of this type.

With the hindsight of two decades and several viewings, I can attest that Quigley is a well-crafted, entertaining movie.

Which rapidly gets old, lame, and stupid because it is entirely predictable.

I thought it was silly and boring.

a stunning western an under rated classic .