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      Down Under

      2016 1 hr. 30 min. Comedy List
      65% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, two carloads of hotheads set out to defend their territories. Read More Read Less

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      Dan X What a great hidden Holiday film with an evergreen message! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/02/21 Full Review Audience Member Filled with typical stereotypes that are a common point of humour in Australia. In addition, the film reminded me how much of Australias culture is about tearing down others. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Aussie movie! You probably won't get it unless you're Australian but it's a great comical look at a serious issue. Sprinkled with laughs but all the while keeping the serious undertones. I'll probably watch this again at some stage! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review wayne m Down Under is a film that will make you laugh and make you think. It's far from perfect, but it's a valid attempt at tackling a tricky subject. Set the day after the infamous Cronulla riots we follow two groups of people who are basically as hopeless as each other. One are a group of Anglos from the Shire and the other a set of Lebanese men. Both are set on some sort of revenge but are too inept to do anything absolutely concrete about it. This film shines a light on the foibles of both, with some genuine laughs along the way. There are some cheap laughs which holds the film back but also some revealing moments that will make you think. It's a film that has its flaws but it's a subject worth tackling. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review kevin w Racial hatred and bigotry down in Australia's most sophisticated center casts shade over the whole country, one would think, but the writer/director here endeavors to put the whole thing under some lighthearted shenanigans of misdirected youth blanket, apologizing for the misogyny. Further, the real bad guy of the film is boorishly gay. I felt as if I were talking to a cracker apologizing for slavery while summing up the legitimacy of the Confederate flag as a symbol of freedom. An opportunity thrown away, and a waste of time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Kong K no one does black humour like the aussies. political incorrectness galore! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/17 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald There's plenty of zesty slapstick, along with a relentless torrent of four-letter words in all cases and conjugations. Rated: 3/5 Aug 17, 2016 Full Review David Stratton The Australian The film falls short because it falls between two stools: as a reminder of a shameful period in our recent history it's too interested in finding cheap laughs, and as a comedy it's just too painful and ugly. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 12, 2016 Full Review Luke Buckmaster Guardian Down Under's humour can be a little one note (xenophobic idiot and/or agitated party does something stupid, repeat) but there are a number of laugh-out-loud moments and the cast and crew do a uniformly strong job executing a difficult premise. Rated: 3/5 Jun 16, 2016 Full Review Stephen A. Russell The New Daily (Australia) Hard to watch at times, that's the point of a comedy trying to expose a thorny topic still dividing Australia, an approach we could use a lot more of. Rated: 4/5 Aug 26, 2020 Full Review Joni Blyth One Room With A View With a gut-punch ending that is sure to leave an impression, and a flurry of belly-laugh moments along the way, this movie is a must-see. Rated: 5/5 Mar 13, 2019 Full Review Jim Schembri 3AW Writer/director Abe Forsythe does a fine job balancing his cast of dim-witted racist caricatures with moments of poignancy and some very well-judged laughs. Rated: 3/5 Dec 26, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, two carloads of hotheads set out to defend their territories.
      Director
      Abe Forsythe
      Executive Producer
      Greg McLean, Stuart Quin
      Screenwriter
      Abe Forsythe
      Production Co
      Wild Eddie
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (Australia)