Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

2019

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

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Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam -- for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith (Travis Fimmel) and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2,000 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer, and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

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Critic Reviews for Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

  • If it's not the most character-driven of Australian war movies, it's certainly one of the most intense.

    Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Orchestrated on an impressive scale, the movie nonetheless feels both familiar and diffuse, with thinly sketched variations on a bronzed theme rather than characters...

    Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film is clearly designed as a tribute to the unfaltering courage of those men, yet it is not some hollow, patriotic flag waver, nor is there much glory in the outcome. The battle scenes are vivid, graphic and often brutal.

    Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • ...despite the problems, it's hard not to be moved as the credits show the actors alongside snapshots of the men they played. It reminds us: these were real people.

    Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Once you factor-in cardboard-thin characters, clichéd dialogue, and a distinct lack of context about how Australia found itself in Vietnam in the first place, Danger Close's stature soon shrinks markedly.

    Aug 15, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The dialogue may be stagey but these gun battles are horribly realistic, as shells whizz through the air like a swarm of angry insects.

    Aug 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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