Before Dawn

critic Reviews

, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    I had trouble suspending disbelief. To start with, for all the effort that has gone into digging trenches and sourcing uniforms, I was never entirely persuaded that the heroes were fighting on the Western Front.
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    Luke BuckmasterGuardian
    There were times, particularly early on, when I couldn’t help but think, “These are just actors performing in a hole in the ground.”
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    There are strongly involving moments, and the slightly amateurish filmmaking, with its uneven pacing and pushy emotions, gives the movie an intriguing edge.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Despite its title, this works best in the daytime scenes, where you can really feel for the mud-caked troops. But while the young cast do their best to bring this intimate epic to life, they are hampered by a soggy script that offers few fresh ideas.
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    David GriffithsSubculture Entertainment
    If you go into Before Dawn expecting a Michael Bay like war epic then you will be disappointed. If you are expecting a character driven film that explores what it is actually like to go to war then you will be pleasantly surprised.
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    Andrew F. PeirceThe Curb
    Before Dawn is so devoid of personality or point of view that it results in a film that has nothing to say on the subject of war[...]. It is, in its purest form, an anti anti-war film.
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    Anthony MorrisScreenHub
    Before Dawn doesn’t shy away from the horrors of war, but it doesn’t hammer them home either.
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