Radio Times (UK), 7-13 December 2002
'A cracking new adventure is stirring new life into the traditional Sunday timeslot.'
Sunday Express 'Review' (UK), 15 December 2002
'Bootleg is a rarity: a children's drama that's also for grown-ups.'
'Billed as "a family adventure film", the three-part series, shot and produced in Melbourne, Australia, is more popular than a large Toblerone. Last week's first episode drew an audience of more than four million, which is quite an achievement for a teatime series.'
The Age, TV Guide Critic's Choice Section, 24 August 2003
'Imaginative and entertaining.'
The Age, Green Guide, 21 August 2003
'With high production values and a solid almost old-fashioned storyline, it's one that even parents can watch.'