Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

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The first in a planned series of adaptations of John Marsden's young adult novels is an Australian-set drama that tells the story of eight friends who go camping in the bush for the weekend. When they emerge from the wilderness days later, however, their country has been invaded and their lives will never be the same again. More

This is the directorial debut of Australian screenwriter Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Australia, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra).

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2010Rating: M, Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Drug Use105 minsAustralia, USA
ActionAdventureDramaWar

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Tomorrow, When the War Began | Reviews

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

There are some tense highlights and great technical work, including Ben Nott’s high class cinematography

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

But the film is about immediacy and action, and could almost be described as Summer Bay Goes Guerilla... It's a briskly related adventure, with a good-looking young cast, and Ellie is a forceful heroine who swiftly makes the transition from thinking about the holidays to blowing up bridges...

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Newshub

Newshub

I didn't completely buy the initial war premise, which impacted on my overall enjoyment throughout, and I found some of the dialogue unnatural and unrealistic.

But as a film made for it's teenage fans, it mostly succeeds.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Parts of this film are worrying, other parts are clunky, but overall it's a little bit wonderful.

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Tomorrow, When the War Began | Release Details

Tomorrow, When the War Began is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.