Claire Sutherland of the Herald Sun, you should be ashamed of yourself. This is not a review, it's an advertisement:
HE SET himself an enormous challenge, but Baz Luhrmann has pulled off an incredible film in Australia.
The film begins with surprising slapstick and trademark Luhrmann over-the-top humour - a scene featuring Jackman giving himself a bath with a bucket is pure beefcake and proud of it - but settles into a compelling and moving tale that traverses war, race relations, class and the Stolen Generation.
It's a movie with a message, but Luhrmann provides the audience with no shortage of thrills, from a cliffhanger cattle stampede to the bombing of Darwin.
Kidman and Jackman are perfect together, Jackman's broad speaking drover a perfect foil to Kidman's snooty English rose.
Australia features some of the most beautiful photography ever seen in an Australian film, from the Bungle Bungles in the Kimberley to the Northern Territory in the midst of the wet season.
A love letter to the Australian landscape and our history, Australia has international blockbuster written all over it.
And in case you were wondering: yes, it's produced by Twentieth Century-Fox.