DANGER CLOSE – The Battle of Long Tan – review

WOW – a proper, PROPER, war movie.

From go whoah, DANGER CLOSE – The Battle of Long Tan is all action and no Hollywood sentimentality.

Fifty-three years ago tomorrow, 108 Australian soldiers ran headlong into an enemy force of some 2000 battle-hardened and well-equipped Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers.

Magnificently supported by Australian and New Zealand artillery, and eventually relieved by armour, D Company, 6RAR, were lucky to survive.

After four hours of intense battle, 18 Australians and maybe 250 enemy lay dead on the battlefield.

DANGER CLOSE – The Battle of Long Tan crams as much action and (apparently) as much accuracy as possible into an intense 118 minutes of movie magic.

If you are a war-movie fan, with little or no knowledge of the subject – you will be mightily entertained.

Even most of you who have a good knowledge, understanding or sympathy with the subject will enjoy this great movie (especially if you can leave your nit-picking brain outside).

 

Watch my video review on YouTube…

 

View the official trailer…

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5 thoughts on “DANGER CLOSE – The Battle of Long Tan – review

  • 25/08/2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Never been so deeply moved by a movie. Would describe it in one word. “Visceral”

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  • 25/08/2019 at 2:17 pm
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    It was a great movie pretty aligned to the book. I really enjoyed it. Great effort by the movie makers.

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  • 25/08/2019 at 11:30 am
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    Made up voice procedure was a glaring stuff up to this nit-picker.
    HQ isn’t “zero one” but “zero alpha” and D Coy HQ isn’t “delta one” but purely “four”!
    I didn’t at any time hear the term “sunray”.
    They could have at least got that right.

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    • 25/08/2019 at 12:51 pm
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      And that word repeat. But overall a good flick.

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  • 25/08/2019 at 10:42 am
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    Absolutely fantastic movie. Am sure most people in the audience had tears in their eyes at the end.

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