"Cleverly entwining Australia's colonial history with the Western's mythic structure of betrayal and revenge....Huston in particular is chillingly convincing."
Sight and Sound
5 stars out of 5 -- "The film is shot by Benoit Delhomme, who captures the cruel beauty of the Outback, while the score is a mixture of traditional folk and atmospheric instrumentals. The acting is exceptional..."
"There is something heavy and monumental about the way Mr. Huston takes up film space, which makes a nice counterpart to the otherworldly Mr. Pearce....Both actors are memorable..."
New York Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] feels startlingly fresh and original....THE PROPOSITION is a startling parable about man's savagery to man."
4 stars out of 5 -- "Cave and Hillcoat add a new flavour to the oldest genre....A violent, yet lyrical frontier tale."Ultimate DVD
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] movie of startling visuals....[The images] speak potently and startlingly for themselves."Rolling Stone
Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "[T]he movie is a dazzle of mood, style, and mythologized history."Entertainment Weekly
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's hard to pick a standout performance from the extraordinary ensemble cast....[With] a premise as morally ambiguous as most of the characters that populate the film..."Empire