One Sentence: Slow but worth it for the realism.
I would suspect most of you have not even heard about this movie coming out this weekend. With everyone looking forward to The Avengers kicking off the Summer season, not many are looking at what is coming out this week. Well The Water Diviner is coming out this week. A movie about World War I and a man who has lost everything because of it.
This movie is 2 hours long and fills almost every moment with talking, coffee drinking, traveling, and markets. There is very few action scenes, so don’t expect that type of movie. The movie is about the long journey to find what was lost, for a man who could find water in the middle of the desert. It is carefully put together, slow, full of talking and pretty good at what it does. If you are willing to put in the work of not having a super hero punch something for 2 hours then The Water Diviner is a pretty good movie. It has some odd parts, like the last 2 minutes I did not love, and some other scenes that felt a little out of place. These are forgivable for a movie at least trying to step away from men in tights.
Should you go see it in the theater though? I would say probably not for most people, unless you love obscure history of World War I or have a Russell Crowe fetish, you can probably wait on this one the home viewing option of your choosing. It is a fine film, but it is not worth the amount for 2 people to pay full price for.