“Bana turns in a star-making performance reminiscent of Russell Crowe's head banger in the comparably violent "Romper Stomper," “
- New York TImes (Chopper)
“Shining through this film is Eric Bana's performance... and he's surrounded by a depth of performance rarely seen in Australian films“
- Margaret Pomeranz, The Movie Show (Chopper)
“...was a major box-office success in its native Australia, and it made an overnight star of its leading man, Russell Crowe“
- New York Times (Romper Stomper)
“A minimalistic but multilayered production, "Proof" profits too from excellent performances from its trio of players..."
- Washington Post (Proof)
“Portrayed by Australian comic Bana - a brave casting decision that pays off admirably...“
- Empire (Chopper)
“Stylistically striking and featuring a clutch of stunning performances from emerging local talent, this is a remarkable achievement... The three leads are stunning, and their performances have real subtlety. “
- FilmInk (Wasted On The Young)
“Thanks to Saville’s tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic.“
- Variety (Felony)
"Perth writer/director Lucas meshes the familiar (“Gossip Girl” fans will feel at home) with the fresh, crams it with some of the best performances you’ll see from a young cast,"
- Crikey.com (Wasted On The Young)
"...Bana's riveting performance, a grim, grinning portrait of a real bad, real funny, real mad bastard,"
- NZ Herald (Chopper)
"... the actors have been very well chosen..."
- Janet Maslin, New York Times (Proof)
"... Crowe's tragic-hero qualities (at his hatemongering worst, he's hiply glamorous)"
- Washington Post (Romper Stomper)
"Tanya (Pia Miranda), the bassist, has the gaunt, dolorous manner of a sexy butch-pixie... the brittle ruthlessness of her delivery will make you sit up in happy anticipation of her scenes"
- New York Times (Garage Days)
"Since the real Chopper is again behind bars, the film depends entirely on its casting, and in... Eric Bana the filmmakers have found... a future star. He creates a character so fearsome and yet so clueless and wounded"
- rogerebert.com (Chopper)
"Weaving is always a pleasure to watch - his every expression meaningful and Byrne, a stark and lovely contrast... All the cast is excellent,"
- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile (The Tender Hook)
"... inspired casting"
- Urban Cinefile (Welcome to Woop Woop)
"The performances on screen throughout Chopper never fail to hit the mark,"
- e.filmcritic.com (Chopper)
"Fabulous performances from a top, top cast,"
- Urban Cinefile (Sample People)
"Phoenix 2 is an ensemble piece and it is hard to fault any of the actors. They are all excellent..."
- Sandra McLean, TV Week (Phoenix 2)
"... the performances throughout are exceptional..."
- Futuremovies.com (Romper Stomper)
"Proof benefits immeasurably from a trio of powerful performances,"
- Moviereviews.com (Proof)