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5.0 out of 5 stars
ANZAC sacrifice portrayed superbly, 25 April 2003
Mark Lee and Mel Gibson give bravura performances in this heart-felt portrayal of young Australians caught up in the bloody consequences of WW1. The engaging characterisations, sympathetic direction, and fresh-faced cast make this a great introduction for those who know little about the Kiwi and Aussie sacrifice in the war, and a reminder to all about the futility of war.
While the New Zealand and British presence and sacrifices are perhaps unnecessarily side-lined by the movie, the finale must rank as one of the most moving in cinema history.