Rams (2021)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 58m

Remake of 2015’s Icelandic film of the same name - this time moved to Western Australia and starring Sam Neill and Michael Caton as the curmudgeonly brothers who are worlds apart despite living in the same valley and raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline.

When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. Can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

There are a few pleasing nods to the original version of Rams, set in Iceland and released in 2015.

“Watching Neill coo ‘you are beautiful, no, you are beautiful’ to his flock is entertainment factor alone but this is an unexpectedly lovely little film.” Metro

“real-feeling and engaging, with a strong cast and fine sheep and a good dog.” Los Angeles Times

“amusing and touching as it explores a struggling industry through endearing characters of both the two-legged and four-legged variety.” Cinemalogue


Jeremy Sims