Tomorrow, When the War Began
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012)

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.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the script isn't amazing and the story's race issues linger, this adaptation of John Marsden's book is an exciting, action-heavy adventure that should please fans of the series.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

You know the drill: A small group of unsuspecting adventurers wanders into danger, and not all of them will get out alive.

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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Bill Gibron

a nice combination of high school angst and blockbuster action

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Just fast-moving fun, enough so to gloss over its shortcomings.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"Tomorrow" is less realistic than "Red Dawn," if you can wrap your head around that without making it pop off.

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Dustin Putman

Quite a crafty genre mash-up that deserves to find an audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Last year, the remake of the action popcorn cult hit Red Dawn hit theatres, and was disappointing to say the least. The idea of a teen militia fighting an enemy… More
Luke Baldock
A film about teenagers at war. However, these aren't REAL teenagers in a REAL war. This is all fictional crap, leaving our protagonists as self-obsessed… More
"With all the crap in my life happening right now, I just wanted a simple action flick to ease my mind and not make me think so much. This film succeeded… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"What does your instincts tell you? That it's time to go to war."</i> When their country is invaded and their families are… More
Jason Spencer
I love the concept and execution of the novel but there were times when I could tell this was created from a young adult series of books. While Red Dawn… More
'Tomorrow When The War Began'. Some cheesy dialogue and a few cliche moments, but decent action and suspense made it quite enjoyable