Down Under

Down Under

Down Under

Australian black comedy, set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, follows two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this tale of ignorance, fear and kebab-cravings unfolds.

Says writer-director Abe Forsythe, "There is nothing more satisfying than getting people to laugh at something they feel like they shouldn’t be laughing at. Comedy is the best way to say something meaningful."

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language, themes, violence and a sex scene88 minsAustralia
Comedy
88%
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Reviews & comments

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The comic elements sit rather uncomfortably next to the graphic violence, so the film does not play as funnily as it is probably intended.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Down Under is a cause for celebration, skewering notions of masculinity and nationalism in a balls-out narrative expertly balancing absurdism and tragedy.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

...there are a number of laugh-out-loud moments and the cast and crew do a uniformly strong job executing a difficult premise.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There is plenty of knockabout comedy – and a lot of violence and in-your-face language – but it's an entertaining film with a serious intent.

SBS

SBS

press

An hour-and-a-half of meandering aggression, which seems like it won’t peak. When it finally does, it’s an anti-climax.

3.0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

After drawing serious thematic heat from its arresting opening, Down Under loses temperature slowly, frustratingly and wastefully.

2.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Thought provoking and profoundly hilarious...

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The comic elements sit rather uncomfortably next to the graphic violence, so the film does not play as funnily as it is probably intended.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Down Under is a cause for celebration, skewering notions of masculinity and nationalism in a balls-out narrative expertly balancing absurdism and tragedy.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

...there are a number of laugh-out-loud moments and the cast and crew do a uniformly strong job executing a difficult premise.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There is plenty of knockabout comedy – and a lot of violence and in-your-face language – but it's an entertaining film with a serious intent.

SBS

SBS

press

An hour-and-a-half of meandering aggression, which seems like it won’t peak. When it finally does, it’s an anti-climax.

3.0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

After drawing serious thematic heat from its arresting opening, Down Under loses temperature slowly, frustratingly and wastefully.

2.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Thought provoking and profoundly hilarious...

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