Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

critic Reviews

71% Fresh Tomatometer Score71%
  • Danger Close is problematic as a history lesson, but still offers viewers an involving look at life in the trenches of a real-life conflict.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    If it's not the most character-driven of Australian war movies, it's certainly one of the most intense.
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    Harry WindsorHollywood Reporter
    Orchestrated on an impressive scale, the movie nonetheless feels both familiar and diffuse, with thinly sketched variations on a bronzed theme rather than characters...
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    Kevin WightThe Wee Review
    That lingering whiff of unquestioning patriotism is an ugly scratch on its shiny livery but for relentless, meat-and-potatoes action you could do a whole lot worse.
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    Adam SweetingThe Arts Desk
    Danger Close fends off sentimentality with a pacy narrative which keeps the action sequences fierce and involving.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    It's skilfully shot and grippingly well-edited, with a superbly engaging cast.
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    Aine O'ConnorSunday Independent (Ireland)
    It offers more to genre enthusiasts but is a good watch.
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    Paul WhitingtonIrish Independent
    [I]n this day and age, painting the Battle of Long Tan as a victory for Australian grit while making no comment on their reasons for being there simply is not on.
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    Anthony MorrisScreenHub
    The end result is about the ebb and flow of a conflict involving hundreds of combatants, not the scenes of solo heroism that typically make up the bulk of war movies
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