There are echoes of Walkabout (Aussie wilderness adventure) and The African Queen (prickly couple on a life-or-death quest) in Jennifer Kent's second film following her acclaimed 2013 chiller The Babadook. But there's also a gruelling start to this story set in Tasmania in 1825, when a shocking act drives young Irish convict Clare to hunt down and exact vengeance on the brutal British officer whose frustrations over languishing in a backwoods settlement boil over to heinous effect. Enter Aboriginal tracker Billy with traumas of his own, who reluctantly guides the shell-shocked Fury across the island's tough terrain in pursuit of her soldier assailants. The iniquities of racism, colonialism and class chauvinism are vividly played out in this tough, but beautifully composed film.
“Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook uses western tropes to explore the horror of colonialism through the vengeful eyes of a profoundly wronged woman.” - Nikki Baughan, Sight & Sound
“A fearless, breathtaking masterpiece.” - Elena Lazic, Little White Lies
“It’s serious film-making, worthy of attention. Arguments, though, will ensue.” - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)