Watched Apr 04, 2012
Liam Wheatley’s review:
A relentlessly brutal & unceasingly bleak portrayal of small South Australian suburb, Snowtown, around which John Bunting and a number of accomplices committed eleven grisly murders. Snowtown depicts the relationship between Jamie Vlassakis, a troubled teenager drawn to violent revenge, and the now notorious serial killer John Bunting. Snowtown moves slow, too slow at points, threatening to become tedious in the empty spaces between the films extremely sadistic violence, which is horrific and emotionally draining, delivered in cold sterile form by Daniel Henshall as Bunting,. He is, at times, truly difficult to watch, at his most disturbing when he chairs impromptu community meetings discussing, with horrifying casualness, how he'd deal with 'undesirables'. Without a doubt one of the hardest watches of this year.