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Goldstone Film Review

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Published June 16th 2016
Australian mystery thriller set in the desert

The Australian made 'Goldstone' movie highlights the stunning desert landscape around Middleton in outback western Queensland.

It is a mystery thriller which follows the investigations of outback detective Jay Swan (played with a strong performance by Aaron Pedersen). Jay has been put on light duties to investigate a missing person enquiry at the outback town of Goldstone.

Aaron Pedersen
Aaron Pedersen

After he visits the local Aboriginal community he explores the border protected goldmine 'Furnace Creek.' His investigation soon takes a sharp turn into a web of crime and corruption. It's hard to tell who's side the Mayor, Mining Boss and Aboriginal Land Council members are on. There's bribery, people trafficking, a gang of thugs and plenty of action.

Aaron Pedersen and Alex Russell
Aaron Pedersen and Alex Russell

Goldstone excels in the last twenty minutes of the film where the tension builds and culminates in a hair-raising shoot up scene.

This film showcases the fantastic acting abilities of smouldering Alex Russell, along with the experience of David Wenham, David Gulpilil and Jackie Weaver.

I was amazed by the cinematography and would have loved to have seen more the Australian Aboriginal rock art work and the amazing geographical formations of the region.

Michelle Lim Davidson
Michelle Lim Davidson

Goldstone will probably appeal more to a male audience but it's a great Australian film with solid performances.

Goldstone is coming to cinemas in Australia from Thursday 7th July 2016. It will be appearing at various cinemas around Australia.
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Why? A mystery thriller set in outback Australia
When: From Thursday 7th July 2016
Where: At your local cinema
Cost: Cost of a movie ticket
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