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Aug 4, 2011

Daily Proposition: gotta hand it to Mel’s Beaver

The Beaver is a quietly unsettling inspirational story.

Luke Buckmaster — Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

There is a compelling sense of desperation in Mel Gibson’s baggy-eyed performance as a mentally ill businessman who finds a second life via a musty puppet beaver in this left-of-field and long-delayed Jodie Foster-directed drama that arrives in cinemas burdened by the baggage of Gibson’s chequered reputation.

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