Buckley's Chance



A boy raised in New York City gets lost in the Australian outback near his grandfather's sheep station and befriends a dingo while trying to find his way back.

"Buckley's Chance" is a low-stakes adventure in a big outback setting. Admittedly, if you're a child lost in the outback the risks are already high, but the movie has a problem getting buy-in for that setup. At issue are the characters who are drawn so laconic as to be oddly stilted, their lines feel recited rather than conversational. Even the dingo-dog who sits on command and shakes hands looks too practised. Two chances...

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 24th June 2021
Transmission Films 96 mins