This slow-burning Australian story is strongly atmospheric

Ron Cerabona
November 24 2023 - 3:00pm

The Royal Hotel.

MA15+. 91 minutes.

Three stars.

Inspired by the documentary Hotel Coolgardie (2016), this Australian movie is heavily reminiscent of Wake In Fright (1971) - another fish-out-of-water story set in a small town.

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Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona

Arts reporter

As arts reporter I am interested in and cover a wide range of areas - film, visual art, theatre and music, among others - to tell readers about what's coming and happening in the vibrant and varied world of the arts in Canberra. Email:

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