Nicole Kidman has been the target of immense criticism recently for her performance in the Grace Kelly biopic "Grace of Monaco" and is already receiving some criticism from some of the movie critics for the yet to be released film "Queen of the Desert" which is part of the reason some of her fans are anxiously awaiting the release of the Australian Indie film "Strangerland (Daily Mail - June 10).
The reviews of her performance in "Strangerland" suggest that her performance was exceptional and bring to the forefront an interesting situation that seems to have developed around Nicole Kidman (Daily Telegraph - June 11).
It seems that some film critics are more comfortable with her when she plays a complex 'unknown or fictional' character who has flaws and not when she plays a legendary iconic figure such as Grace Kelly, the Queen of Monaco or Gertrude Bell in "Queen of the Desert", and perhaps reveals both their strengths and weaknesses.
In "Strangerland" she is part a troubled couple whose teenage children disappear without a trace shortly after the family relocates to the outback which results in the scrutiny of the flaws that she and her husband possess and she is reportedly superb in her performance which has some of her loyal fans thinking back to how critics loved her performance as a flawed human in "To Die For' and "Malice".
Some critics seem to be able to 'accept' and embrace this Australian beauty when she is flawed but have much difficulty when they see her play a role in which she is a heroine who seems to have everything, beauty, intelligence, courage and is exceptionally strong.
Nicole Kidman seems to have regained her stellar acting form in the Australian Indie movie "Strangerland" but some of her fans on social media wonder if she ever lost it in the first place and causes some people to wonder if the criticisms of her recent performances is merited.