The Water Diviner ★★★½

A few structural and editing issues aside, this proved a surprisingly poignant watch. Russell Crowe's central performance here is among his stronger work, deep and honest. Some sequences prove genuinely harrowing - heart-wrenching battlefield screams that'll stick with you for life - and the pleasantly warm romantic subplot and occasional forays into dark comedy work impressively well in tandem with the darker central themes. A meandering, but ultimately moving, work.