Kokoda (2007)

"Kokoda" follows a lost platoon of Australian soldiers cut off from their supply line on the Kokoda Track during the battle for Isurava in 1940's Papua, New Guinea.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 14, 2007
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Richard Kuipers

Kokoda is long on the muddy-bloody details of jungle warfare and short on fleshed-out characters.

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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

One of the great strengths of Kokoda is the unflinching honesty with which it recreates the nature of the fighting. The film brims with detail that is physically, emotionally and psychologically authentic.

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Urban Cinefile

The film is at times harrowing, but how can it not? But for Australians, it is a stirring and valuable tribute and a fine piece of cinema.

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Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)

It's a remarkable feature for so many reasons, not the least of which is the haunting tension that fills every shot of every scene.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

The film deserves absolutely top marks for really re-creating this nightmare -- the rain, the mud, the dysentery, the horrors and it is almost like a horror film at times, as the Japanese get so close to them.

Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

The movie is half a great film about Kokoda.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

First time director Alister Grierson is excellent at recreating the physicality of the Kokoda Trail but misses an emotional factor so that the film, while convincing, is not as moving as you would want or expect.

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