Eye For Film >> Movies >> Poached (1999) Film Review
Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray
Justin Molotnikov is an excellent writer. In the past, with shorter shorts, it was the dialogue you remembered. Here, he directs his actors (a memorable debut from 13-year-old Ross O'Leary, playing opposite 17-year-old "veteran", Iain Robertson) and constructs his script with a surety and lightness of touch that is deeply impressive.
The story of two lads taking salmon from a river is driven by the character of the boys and the humour in the detail. Molotnikov's confidence in shooting out-of-doors is admirable. The countryside has never been fashionably hip. He gives it land cred.Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2003