Beneath Hill 60

2010

Action / Drama / History / War

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 6504

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Bella Heathcote as Marjorie Waddell
Aden Young as Major Brady North
Jacqueline McKenzie as Mrs. Emma Waddell
Harrison Gilbertson as Frank Tiffin
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

compelling war movie

It's 1916 on the western front. The battle has stalemated by trench warfare. Australian miner Oliver Woodward is the new commander of an Australian tunnel platoon. He was courting 16 year old Marjorie Waddell, 10 years his junior, when he joined the new mine wars. The underground world is a rarely seen battlefield of intense paranoia and constant death.

In many ways, this world reminds me of a wartime submarine. There is also plenty trench warfare and above-ground fighting. It would be great to have more delineated characters. A lot of time is spent on Woodward with his flashbacks. Brendan Cowell plays it with stoic heroism. The others tend to blend together. This is a compelling world of combat and takes the fighting to different places.

Reviewed by johnpelaro 10 / 10

As Good As It Gets

This is an absolutely superb war movie, on a par with the best. The flow of events is woven smoothly into the film, with scrupulous attention to historical accuracy. It does for World War One films what the series "Band of Brothers" did for WW2, raising the bar on the entire genre. There are flashbacks throughout the film, the dreariness and terror of trench warfare being contrasted with the lush beauty of eastern Australia. By avoiding huge battle scenes, accuracy is preserved and the intensity of individual experiences given greater strength. Why this film has not gained greater popularity in the US is a mystery to me.

Reviewed by James Nason 9 / 10

Beneath Hill 60

I'd not heard of this film until my Dad produced a copy of it on DVD he'd bought for a few £ in a supermarket. I watched it this evening.

A superb film! I've seen a few films made by Australia about their military history and this is by far the best.

The cast is great, some of the scenes underground are as claustrophobic as a good submarine film.

The realism, as I would assume having not been at the front during the Great War, was spectacular. Everyone must have been caked in mud for the making of this film.

The scenes with characters coming under fire were as good as some of those in 'Saving Private Ryan' as was the tension as they dodged the bullets (or not).

My only criticism is the change in volume, I was constantly turning the volume up as they whispered and turning it down to protect my hearing. This is not reason enough to not recommend this film.

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