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The Dry (2021)



Critic Consensus: A slow-burning crime drama anchored by a solid central performance from Eric Bana, The Dry offers gripping thrills for genre fans.

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Based on the global bestseller, a federal agent's homecoming leads to a deeply personal murder investigation that reopens old wounds and threatens to unravel the tight-knit small town.

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Bruce Spence
as Gerry Hadler

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All Critics (91) | Top Critics (25)

It's consistently absorbing as well as evocative to the harsh finish, with mordant plot surprises Connolly keeps smartly tucked away.

August 5, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The landscape may be a tinderbox waiting for a spark, but the film - based on the 2016 bestseller by Jane Harper - fails to catch light.

August 4, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Part of the joy of The Dry is watching this excellent cast in action.

May 25, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Dry is full of memories, suspicions, little rabbit holes of the mind, and at its most gripping, is all the more interesting for it.

May 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bana delivers a strong performance as an unsolved case unto himself, though the slow churn of this two-pronged whodunnit story keeps him penned in for much of the film's runtime.

May 21, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's a gripping, grisly piece of work.

May 21, 2021 | Full Review…

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