Tomorrow, When the War Began Reviews

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August 23, 2019
As a film made for it's teenage fans, it mostly succeeds.
April 29, 2012
...despite the R-rating, this isn't really a movie for grown-ups, Tomorrow When the War Began can't be completely dismissed as a teen movie either. It's a curious thing, with sleek, fluid action set pieces and moments that approach - then bungle - grace.
February 25, 2012
Suffers from some technical and acting issues, but the piece is so exciting and engaging overall you'll undoubtedly be hoping for a sequel when the credits roll.
February 23, 2012
a nice combination of high school angst and blockbuster action
February 23, 2012
Just fast-moving fun, enough so to gloss over its shortcomings.
February 23, 2012
This is a movie that packs in a lot of very cool action while still addressing its themes intelligently. It's one to seek out.
February 23, 2012
Quite a crafty genre mash-up that deserves to find an audience.
February 20, 2012
A resistance-combatant-primer disguised as a teen-exploitation flick, "Tomorrow When the War Began" delights in guilty pleasures.
September 20, 2011
Despite the far-fetched set-up (and the often clunky dialogue and acting), you'll soon be rooting for the plucky teens.
July 14, 2011
The door is tantalisingly left open for a sequel, and if it's as enjoyable as this then it won't be an unwelcome one.
April 11, 2011
American audiences might prefer to see their own country being invaded by Asiatic hordes on the big screen, but Tomorrow, When the War Began is as glossy and slick as any Hollywood production . . .
April 8, 2011
Well worth catching due to believable characters, some great action scenes and a looming sense of threat.
April 7, 2011
[Beattie] knows his way around a thrilling action set piece, but he also draws believable performances from his young and largely unknown cast.
April 6, 2011
Hugely enjoyable, explosion-packed thriller that plays like an Australian version of Red Dawn and succeeds thanks to an engaging script, a terrific teen cast and pacey direction.
April 6, 2011
The film's ultra-cool and contemporary cross between Pearl Harbor and The Bridge on the River Kwai - minus the massive film budget, but with all the blockbuster effects.
April 4, 2011
It's rather big on explosive action and short on real characterisation, but it's gripping and engaging
April 4, 2011
Serviceable action thriller than unleashes John Milius-style guerilla setpieces without the impact of John Milius-style budgets.
October 21, 2010
Stuart Beattie's Tomorrow, When The War Began is one of the best action blockbusters to ever emerge from Australia (even if it fails somewhat as a teen drama).
September 9, 2010
Tomorrow, When the War Began works best when none of the cast is talking.
September 8, 2010
Patchy acting, fantastic action and some great slivers of humour in a movie that only gives off the faintest whiff of a xenophobic nation terrified of being invaded. It's not like the rest of the world didn't already think we were red-necks.
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