• Released
  • February 24, 2012
  • (Limited 2/24)
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
80

The 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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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Beyond the shooting and running around, the film works because Beattie never loses the perspective of Ellie Linton (Caitlin Stasey), through whose eyes the story is told.
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60

Empire

Serviceable action thriller than unleashes John Milius-style guerilla setpieces without the impact of John Milius-style budgets.
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50

Variety

Parochial paranoia dovetails with adolescent angst in the glossy sci-fi coming-of-ager Tomorrow When the War Began.
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12

Slant Magazine

It's one thing to defer to archetypes, but Tomorrow is so full of stock types and clichés it makes "The Breakfast Club" look like "Nashville."
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54 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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