Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Travis Fimmel leads a fresh cast of actors in this story of Australia/New Zealand fighters in Vietnam. Full of heroics with a personal touch.
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    Joe LeydonVariety
    By turns viscerally exciting and predictably formulaic - and, quite often, both at once - "Danger Close" is an efficiently crafted and consistently involving old-school war movie propelled by matter-of-fact professionalism on both sides of the cameras.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Anyone interested in the complexities and controversies surrounding Australia and New Zealand's involvement in Vietnam may find "Danger Close" disappointing. But the movie actually works OK as one long fight scene.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Danger Close ... exclusively paints with broad narrative strokes.
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    Sherilyn ConnellySF Weekly
    What makes this familiar vision of the apocalypse work now is composer Caitlin Yeo, whose burbling score gives Danger Close a sense of mid-70s Peter Weir-ish mysticism the film itself almost doesn't deserve.
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    Peter MartinScreenAnarchy
    Solely focused on the soldiers from Australia and New Zealand involved in the Battle of Long Tan, the cinematic hagiography seeks to honor their memory and succeeds. Beyond a core audience, however, most other viewers may remain nonplussed.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    While Aussie audiences might find enough incentive to cheer their own, dramatically it seems like a missed opportunity.
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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    A straightforward but compelling account of a significant military victory in an unpopular war.
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    Francesca RudkinNew Zealand Herald
    [F]or those interested in the machinations of warfare Danger Close is an intense, exhausting and visceral experience.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Intense, emotional and, at times, harrowing.
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