In bomb disposal you only make one mistake
Laos: the most bombed country, per capita, on the planet. Australian bomb disposal specialist Laith Stevens has to train a new young “big bomb” team to deal with bombs left from the US “Secret War”, but meanwhile, the local children are out hunting for bomb scrap metal. This timely story is terrifying and yet filled with eccentric characters and moments of humour, vividly depicting the consequences of war and the incredible bravery of those trying to clear up the mess.
The Movie Show, SBS TV
David Stratton, At The Movies,
Multi-layered...gripping...Andrew L Urban, Urban Cinefile
Powerful...a truly inspiring filmJenny Neighbour, Sydney Film Festival
Thoroughly entertaining despite its grisly subject matter…conveys its messages subtly and skillfully…Moving…and quite often laugh-out-loud funny. Stevens is a wonderful character…One of the best movies I've seen this year.Bruce Clarke, thescene.com.au
FascinatingTracey Prisk, The Daily Telegraph
CompellingGarry Maddox, Sydney Morning Herald
EnthrallingDavid Michael Brown, Cinephilia
CaptivatingKris Walsh , ninemsn.com.au
Wildly entertaining…breathlessly tense…with warmth, humour and richness…Brian Duff, FilmInk
Stevens is a lovable larrikin…full of hokum and charm, and the camera loves him
…a lovely film.
Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun
Michael Adams, Empire
It'll make your blood boil
the film will enlighten you. It might also enrage you.Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
A tense and exciting viewing experience…ATOM
Laith Stevens is inspiring and charismatic.