Occupation Reviews

July 7, 2019
Before a tribe of aliens attack Earth, meanly blasting the bejesus out of everything in their path, night-time footie in a small Aussie town is as home-grown as it gets.
January 17, 2019
The biggest problem is the absence of tension. For all their gurning and protestations, with the fate of humanity in the balance, it's hard to believe that any of these people really care.
January 16, 2019
A sprawling and ambitious sci-fi invasion film.
September 8, 2018
Ambitious in its goals yet lacking in its execution, Occupation is never the less a commendable effort that would have benefited from a "less is more" approach.
July 30, 2018
Approached from the right angle, and with the correct appreciation for the Ozploitation genre, it's a bloody good time.
July 26, 2018
Occupation gets the job done with a minimum of fuss and an abundance of explosive set pieces that will likely endear it to domestic fans, even if it's mostly forgettable otherwise.
July 26, 2018
Clearly hoping to capture an old-school feel, the movie is just too long and too cliched, bordering on ridiculous towards its end. Even the soundtrack, which swells to epic heights as often as possible, feels cheesy rather than stirring.
July 26, 2018
Some gallah has restaged Independence Day in rural Australia.
July 22, 2018
There are no characters sufficiently developed to be worth caring about and no suspense in any of the chaotic and badly choreographed battle sequences.
July 21, 2018
This regurgitation of science-fiction clichés features one-dimensional characters and unconvincing, if somewhat charming, special effects.
July 20, 2018
Occupation (a second film is already in the works) feels like a film that wants to be the next Tomorrow When the War Began, but sometimes seems more akin to Peter Jackson's debut Bad Taste - without the laughs.
July 20, 2018
Occupation takes a familiar story -- about an alien invasion -- and does only the familiar with it.
July 20, 2018
If you're a sci-fi action fan, this should definitely make your 2018 viewing list.
July 19, 2018
This is the rare action movie that's almost more exciting when the characters put down their guns and take up an argument.
July 19, 2018
Occupation is a great addition to the ever growing catalogue of alien invasion movies, and delivers a memorable alien species.
July 19, 2018
Occupation is an action-movie throwback, a comfortable old combat boot. It's rousing in the old, familiar ways, but shouldn't all that sound and fury signify something?
July 19, 2018
May be appealing to those who live and breathe this type of entertainment, but the helmer doesn't bring anything new to the alien invasion subgenre.
July 13, 2018
When straining for significance, slow motion is his answer every time and the lameness of his ending is infused with a risible shot of sentimentality.
July 13, 2018
Perhaps a bit long and drawn-out at almost two hours, there's nevertheless much here to enjoy, from the amiable playing to the scary extraterrestrials (bug-eyed, bad-tempered nasties) to a line in tensely funny humour.