Tomorrow, When the War Began
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Tomorrow When the War Began is a pulse-pounding action thriller that follows the journey of eight high school friends in an Australian coastal town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by an invasion that no one saw coming. Caitlin Stasey stars as 17 year old Ellie Linton, a precocious teen who leads her best friends including Corrie (Rachel Hurd-Wood) and Kevin (Lincoln Lewis) to an isolated, deep in the woods camp site named 'Hell.' Upon returning, they come to grips with the fact that their country has been overrun by a mysterious, invading army. When the hostile armed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You know the drill: A small group of unsuspecting adventurers wanders into danger, and not all of them will get out alive."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter
"a nice combination of high school angst and blockbuster action"
‑ Bill Gibron,
"Undeniably entertaining, but also profoundly silly, making Red Dawn look like a documentary by comparison."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Despite the far-fetched set-up (and the often clunky dialogue and acting), you'll soon be rooting for the plucky teens."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Just fast-moving fun, enough so to gloss over its shortcomings."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"...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."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"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."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"So full of stock types and clichés it makes The Breakfast Club look like Nashville."
‑ Calum Marsh, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
""Tomorrow" is less realistic than "Red Dawn," if you can wrap your head around that without making it pop off."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"Quite a crafty genre mash-up that deserves to find an audience."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"A resistance-combatant-primer disguised as a teen-exploitation flick, "Tomorrow When the War Began" delights in guilty pleasures."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"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 . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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