The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS FILM - DC

Di­rected by Rus­sell Crowe. Star­ring Rus­sell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko

A be­reaved farmer searches for the re­mains of his sons fol­low­ing the car­nage at Gal­lipoli. Crowe’s di­rec­to­rial de­but does ex­actly what you prob­a­bly ex­pected. The Wa­ter Diviner is loud, brash, emo­tion­ally ma­nip­u­la­tive and oc­ca­sion­ally plain lu­di­crous. But it is also stuffed with un­com­pli­cated hu­man­ity and Satur­day-af­ter­noon good spir­its. Some ac­tors di­rect the film they feel they should di­rect. Crowe looks to have made the pic­ture he gen­uinely wanted to make. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 111 min

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