Tomorrow, When the War Began Reviews

February 23, 2012
You know the drill: A small group of unsuspecting adventurers wanders into danger, and not all of them will get out alive.
February 23, 2012
Just fast-moving fun, enough so to gloss over its shortcomings.
April 10, 2011
Despite some effective moments, the film doesn't begin to compare with Milius's highly sophisticated rightwing movie that gives the Soviet and Cuban invaders their due.
April 8, 2011
Despite some decent acting, the teenagers seem more cardboard than flesh and blood.
April 7, 2011
This has a stand-out, star-making performance from Neighbours' Caitlin Stasey - if only she didn't always emerge from battle looking as if she'd just stepped out of a L'Oréal advert.
April 6, 2011
There's a vein of thoughtfulness running beneath the brazenly explosive action highlights and fist-pumping soundtrack, though the suspense does fall prey to some debilitating credibility issues.
September 6, 2010
Australia may finally have a homegrown blockbuster on its hands with the terrifically engaging Tomorrow, When the War Began, an action-packed war film for and about teenagers.
September 3, 2010
Adapting one of Australia's best-loved novels for young readers was never going to be easy. Stuart Beattie has had a successful career as a writer rather than as a director but, in both areas, the movie falls short.
September 2, 2010
It's a briskly related adventure, with a good-looking young cast, and Ellie is a forceful heroine who swiftly makes the transition from thinking about the holidays to blowing up bridges, but can still worry about the meaning of a kiss.