A back-of-beyond thriller from Weir, who turns his sharp eye incisively on America's cosy heartland.
The cast is uniformly excellent, while John Seale's cinematography and Maurice Jarre's score are memorably atmospheric.
...comes billed as a thriller, but it's so much more than a thriller that I wish they hadn't even used the word "murder" in the ads. This is, first of all, an electrifying and poignant love story.
...it established Ford as an actor with range and Weir as a director who could produce more than "little" dramas set in Australia.