2017 In Reviews

January 3, 2018
We watched a lot of great stuff this year. And a lot of not so great stuff, too.

Here they are in all their glory: every single movie released theatrically in Australia in 2017 that team FilmInk opined upon, with links back to the original written reviews.

A few caveats:

Ratings are the opinions of each individual critic, so perhaps don’t drive yourself insane over the fact that Split and Wonder Woman have the same numerical rating. Different strokes, etc.

The FilmInk system rates movies out of a maximum of $20 – what we think a movie is worth paying for. Thus the bell curve doesn’t top out at $10, but rather somewhere between $14 – $16, which seems about right.

This list comprises every theatrically released film released in Australia in the 2017 calendar year that was reviewed in FilmInk. Not included: streaming and direct to disc releases, festival-only releases, and those rare few films that we were unable to review for reasons of (generally speaking) time, access and availability. We can’t catch ’em all, much as we would like to.

Enjoy!

$20.00

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

In This Corner of the World

Toni Erdmann

$19.50

Jackie

$19.00

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

Heal the Living

I Am Not Your Negro

The King’s Choice

Logan

Manchester by the Sea

mother!

Whitney: Can I Be Me?

Zach’s Ceremony

$18.50

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

Jungle

Radio Birdman: Descent into the Maelstrom

Lion

Moonlight

$18.00

Australia Day

Australia Day

Breathe

Coco

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

Denial

Detroit

The Florida Project

Good Time

Graduation

Loving Vincent

Lucky

Maudie

Neruda

Paddington 2

Patti Cake$

The Salesman

Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D

Things to Come

The Trip to Spain

$17.50

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Blade of the Immortal

The Coming War on China

The Family

The Innocents

Perfect Strangers

Spider-Man: Homecoming

$17.00

The Country Doctor

The Country Doctor

Detour

The Edge of Seventeen

The Fate of the Furious

Fences

First Girl I Loved

Free Fire

God’s Own Country

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Innuendo

It

Just to Be Sure

Land of Mine

Namatjira Project

Operation Avalanche

Personal Shopper

Raw

Silence

T2: Trainspotting

Thor: Ragnarok

Trespass Against Us

Una

Victoria and Abdul

$16.50

20th Century Women

20th Century Women

Aquarius

Bad Girl

EMO the Musical

Girls Trip

Hidden Figures

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

A Man Called Ove

Only the Brave

$16.00

After the Storm

After the Storm

All Eyez on Me 

American Made

Baby Driver

Berlin Syndrome

Borg vs. McEnroe

Dance Academy

The Disaster Artist

Downsizing

Get Out

Hounds of Love

Ingrid Goes West

Kiki, Love to Love

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Kong: Skull Island

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Monsieur Chocolat

Murder on the Orient Express

Paths of the Soul

A Quiet Passion

Rip Tide

Split

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Teacher

Tom of Finland

Tommy’s Honour

The Untamed

The Villainess

Whiteley

Wonder Woman

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

$15.50

What if it Works?

What if it Works?

$15.00

Annabelle: Creation

Atomic Blonde

Bad Genius

A Bag of Marbles

Battle of the Sexes

The Belko Experiment

The Big Sick

The Black Prince

Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield

Colossal

The Eagle Huntress

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Hotel Coolgardie

I Am Heath Ledger

Jasper Jones

John Wick Chapter 2

Killing Ground

The King

The LEGO Batman Movie

Logan Lucky

The Lost City of Z

Miss Sloane

A Monster Calls

The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

Patriots Day

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Railroad Tigers

Risk

Spookers

Transformers: The Last Knight

The Wall

$14.50

Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out

The Butterfly Tree

Going in Style

It Comes at Night

Kedi

$14.00

Chicken People

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

Don’t Tell

Everything, Everything

Frantz

Ghost in the Shell

Handsome Devil

Happy Death Day

Home Again

Justice League

Live by Night

McLaren

Power Rangers

The Rehearsal

Rough Stuff

School Life

Shot Caller

A Silent Voice

Snatched

A Street Cat Named Bob

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Wonder

$13.50

Ali’s Wedding

Ali’s Wedding

Blue

The Midwife

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

War for the Planet of the Apes

The Zookeeper’s Wife

$13.00

Buddies in India

The Dancer

A Dog’s Purpose

Final Portrait

The Fortress

Goodbye Christopher Robin

The Greatest Showman

Jigsaw

Life

The Limehouse Golem

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pork Pie

The Snowman

Their Finest

Wind River

$12.50

Brad’s Status

Small Town Killers

The Space Between

Three Summers

$12.00

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

All Saints

Bad Moms 2

Churchill

Hampstead

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Mimic

Monster Trucks

The Promise

Wilson

Wonder Wheel

$11.00

A Few Less Men

A Few Less Men

Fist Fight

Geostorm

Loving

Rough Night

Sweet Virginia

Viceroy’s House

$10.50

47 Metres Down

$10.00

Alone in Berlin

American Assassin

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The Mummy

My Pet Dinosaur

Rules Don’t Apply

Suburbicon

$9.00

A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness

Bad Blood

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Norman

$8.50

Paris Can Wait

$8.00

 

Assassin’s Creed

Assassins’ Creed

Baywatch

Brigsby Bear

The Great Wall

The Mountain Between Us

The Time of Their Lives

$7.50

Bitter Harvest

$7.00

Gold

The Only Living Boy in New York

$6.50

Battle of Memories

$6.00

Before I Fall

Kung Fu Yoga

Rings

$5.00

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

Passengers

$4.00

Collateral Beauty

My Cousin Rachel

$3.50

Flatliners

Wish Upon

$2.00

Chips

Table 19

$1.00

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

Comments

  1. Sarah

    I love that you compile this list at the conclusion of the year – it is super helpful in figuring out if I managed to see all the films I wanted to, and which ones I really ought to make a point of seeing. Thanks for all your awesome work during 2017 – may 2018 be equally as fruitful for the team at Film Ink!

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