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The Advertiser

Port Adelaide players, coaches and staff stop to watch the Adam Goodes documentary, The Final Quarter

— Reece Homfray
“It’s very important for us and it’s very important for Australia” — Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas
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Indaily Adelaide

The devastating truth about reconciliation

— Matt Clemow
I sat in the wonderful Palace Nova cinema seats (as an invitee) with considerable trepidation about how I would view The Final Quarter – the documentary created by Ian Darling and Sally Fryer – with the agreement but not participation of dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes. The film covers Goodes’ final years in the AFL and the broader media controversy about his public role, his elevation as Australian of the Year and his stance against racism.
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The last to boo Adam Goodes: why I’m glad my team lost their Grand Final

— Craig Quartermaine
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SBS News

AFL players praise Hawks’ Goodes gesture

The Hawks have opted to wear Goodes' number on their backs during the team's warm-up for Friday's match against the Swans at the SCG as a show of support and respect for the dual Brownlow medallist.
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ABC News

Adam Goodes documentary leads to outpouring of remorse from AFL fans

— By Patrick Galloway
The CEO of the not-for-profit GO Foundation, founded by Goodes and former Sydney Swans teammate Michael O'Loughlin, said emails had been coming in from all across Australia since The Final Quarter screened at the Sydney Film Festival earlier this month.
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Fox Sports

Hawthorn to wear number 37 on warm up guernseys before Sydney game to support Adam Goodes

— Staff Writers
“On reflection, clubs and players have come out and admitted that at the time, our response wasn’t good enough. “Obviously we can’t turn back time, but as we’re playing Sydney in Sydney this Friday night, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to show our support for Adam publicly. “We want to show that we’re all beside him, united in stamping out racism.”
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Fox Sports

Geelong great Sam Newman shows his support for Sydney great Adam Goodes

— Tom Morris
Geelong great and media personality Sam Newman has tweeted his support for Adam Goodes after viewing The Final Quarter.
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What Adam Goodes taught me about the Australia I was growing up in

— Marlee Silva
I once thought 2013 was a year I’d rather forget, but upon reflection, Adam’s inspiring resilience makes it one worth cherishing. Not only for myself as a proud Aboriginal woman, but for Australia as a proud First Nations’ country.
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‘The Final Quarter’ Is A Painful Reminder Of The Racism Beating At The Heart Of Australia

— Tom Clift
The Final Quarter is made up entirely of archival material, with Darling combining match-day footage with clips from press conferences, news broadcasts and AFL panel shows, as well as newspaper headlines and snippets from talkback radio. It’s a method that calls to mind Asif Kapadia’s Senna, a film that’s rightly regarded as one of the greatest sporting documentaries of all time precisely because it grips you regardless of whether you know anything about sport.
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Screen Hub

Syd Film Fest Review: The Final Quarter records shameful treatment of Adam Goodes

— Sarah Ward
...The Final Quarter, and the stark reminder it offers in its archival assemblage, all the more crucial. No one should like what they see when they watch this film. No one should forget that it’s the absolute truth in a code and a country still visibly struggling with race, either. 4 Stars.
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ABC Triple J - hack

‘The Final Quarter’: Doco on Adam Goodes is a searing reflection of our all-too-recent past

— Ange McCormack
The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan said The Final Quarter offered a visceral retelling of an important moment in Australia's history. "I thought I knew the story about Adam Goodes, about his suffering, his pain and humiliation, but in watching the documentary, The Final Quarter, I felt it. "This film offers Australia an opportunity to have the tough, but much needed conversation about racism."
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Sydney Morning Herald

I walked out of the Adam Goodes doco an angry man

— Brandon Jack
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Hollywood Reporter

‘The Final Quarter’: Film Review

— Harry Windsor
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The exhilarating Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter is a must-see

— By Blake Howard
The Final Quarter is an abject viewing experience. You’ll squirm with shame, you’ll find yourself cursing at the screen, you’ll shed tears of frustration for the deplorable treatment of Goodes’ in the twilight of his storied career. And you’ll cheer. You’ll cheer for the voices of reason; you’ll cheers for those journalistic figures with the integrity to try and steer the conversation from fear to facts and reflection. This is cinematic napalm.
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The Australian

Goodes, the bad and the ugly: how a legend was booed out of game

— By Philippa Hawker
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