My Name Is Gulpilil (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

My Name Is Gulpilil (2021)




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After his terminal cancer diagnosis in 2017, the late Indigenous screen legend David Gulpilil sits down in front of the camera one last time to tell his story in his own words, taking us boldly on the journey that is his extraordinary life and career.


Critic Reviews for My Name Is Gulpilil

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

My Name is Gulpilil is suffused with a mournful poetry, beginning with the very opening image - a long shot of the actor walking down an outback road accompanied, rather incongruously, by an emu.

June 1, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The effect is unbearably moving and utterly engaging. There is no film quite like this in our cinema, just as there is no one quite like the man.

May 31, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An intimate journey though his career and his personal life, into his dreams and fears, it's astoundingly generous.

May 27, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Pensive and piercingly emotional, this is an unforgettable film.

March 13, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

He can still boast that he's the greatest dancer in the world and that he understands everything there is to know about filmmaking.

July 31, 2021 | Full Review…

A documentary with a difference - no, make that several differences - lyrically captures the rare creative essence of its subject, the incomparable Australian actor, dancer and dreamer, David Gulpilil.

July 30, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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