"It deserves every accolade it gets. An intelligent, mature script, sure-footed direction, superb performances and a satisfying drama, this is a film of which Australia will continue to be proud. In simple terms, it is a story about the inevitable clash between white manís law and black manís traditional justice. Set in the outback, the story of a small Aboriginal community in conflict with the local, lonely copper (Brown) is at once a moving social drama and an effective personal trauma for the complicated, contradictory and isolated policeman, expected to carry white city law into this black bush culture."
Andrew L. Urban