Fugitive Kev (Hugo Weaving) snatches his son Chook (Tom Russell) and takes him on a road trip across Australia. Hugo Weaving is rock solid as a violent man on the run. The kid is also great, and able to switch gears along with the story. Their relationship has great chemistry that evolved with all the complexity.
The story moves along slowly but also gets punctuated by acts of violence. My only suggestion is that the violence need to be dramatized much better. The camera stands back too much and dissipates some of the power. I’m reminded of Amy Heckerling who said she had no idea how to shoot the football game in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. It seems like Glendyn Ivin didn’t know how to shoot the violence, and so she just shot it passively.