Beneath Hill 60
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A weary platoon battles a powerful enemy in hopes of protecting a massive cache of explosives in this vivid World War I drama from director Jeremy Sims. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A well-groomed Australian low-budgeter undermined by dull pacing and cliched characterizations."
‑ Russell Edwards, Variety
"How they did it, and what it cost is the real story. I'm glad it's told as well as it is."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Has every chance of joining the ranks of Gallipoli and Breaker Morant. It may even contribute to future generations' understanding of the Australian experience in the Great War."
‑ Darryn King, The Vine
"A drab and derivative screenplay simply fails to build a single worthwhile or credible character."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Courier Mail (Australia)
"Beneath Hill 60 is a strong film telling an important story and while it won't have the same impact as Gallipoli, it is still a film of significance."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"You've got to give full marks for the look of the film. It looks absolutely great."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"The film certainly deserves to stand alongside such films as Gallipoli (1981), Kokoda, The Odd Angry Shot (1979) and Breaker Morant (1979)."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"Driven by a fine script and top performances, this powerfully affecting drama reveals an astonishing untold Australian war story."
‑ Julian Shaw, FILMINK (Australia)
"Beneath Hill 60 for a while feels almost embarrassed to be a big war flick, but once it finds its nerve, it genuinely excels."
‑ Giles Hardie, Sydney Morning Herald
"Perhaps the tension of the situation is not exploited quite as much as one would hope but this is an ambitious project that will resonate."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"This is our first really good movie about the Western Front. It's not faultless, but it does what it does very well."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Marks the welcome return of the epic war movie, in this post-Gallipoli true life story of heroism, mateship, and the consequence of warfare."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"A superbly crafted, tension-filled drama based on a little-known episode of the First World War."
‑ Don Groves,
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