Blu-ray Review - Marjorie Morningstar
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Film Review - The Legend of Ben Hall

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“The Legend of Ben Hall” is an apt title, as the saga of the famous Australian “bushranger” tends to mythologize his unsavory life, working to turn crime into a greater purpose from a decent man. It’s curious creative choice from writer/director Matthew Holmes, who’s poured his blood, sweat, and tears into the effort, trying to make it look and feel as authentic as possible on a limited budget. He’s made a cinematic picture, and one carried nicely Jack Martin, who delivers depth as the titular outlaw. Take “The Legend of Ben Hall” at face value, and it’s engaging with a modest sense of sweep and tormented characterizations. But as a celebration of a life lived on its own terms, it’s a bit unappetizing, trying to make a hero out of a man who spent the majority of his life making trouble for others.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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