Tomorrow, When the War Began

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Tomorrow, When the War Began
Australia's top-grossing movie of 2010 hits our screens. Based on the first in a popular series of teen novels, we follow a group of eight high school students who return from a weekend camp to find that Australia has been invaded by some Asian country. Presumably this plays to Aussie fears about being overrun by Asian immigrants. Since the Australian army was hopeless at defending against the invaders, the eight friends decide to sort out the attackers themselves. (And you thought Harry Potter was far-fetched?). This sets the scene for lots of explosions and typical teen action fare.

102 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War.
This looks like a good spot for a roll in the hay.
This looks like a good spot for a roll in the hay.


Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, Andrew Ryan
Stuart Beattie
ScreenplayStuart Beattie, from the novel by John Marsden
MusicReinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek
CinematographyBen Nott
EditingMarcus D'Arcy
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2010
Produced byAmbience Entertainment, Omnilab Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAdventure, war, action
LanguageOccasional, moderate
SexSome mild innuendo, occasional
ViolenceFrequent, moderate, strongly implied, some bloodiness
BlasphemyOccasional mild profanity
Drug abuseDagga smoking, infrequent
CommentsThreat, menace and suspense.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Taylor quote iconA debate sandwiched in cheese
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconAs vreemdes jou land skielik binneval...
Cape Times
Megan Lehmann quote iconWinning combo of heroics and hormones
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
Rottentomatoes critics
41 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile 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.

What the People say

5847 Netizens quote iconFantastic adaption.......congratulations!

Average .. 52%



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