Review: The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

Brave blue-eyed blokes with big balls on a battlefield with betting, beer and bullets…

“THE ODD ANGRY SHOT”
1979
War
Australia

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, Bryan Brown, John Hargreaves
Distributor: Synapse
Runtime: 92 mins
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We’re following a company of Aussies in their platoon in Vietnam in the late 60’s. Focusing on their day to day lives.

A non engaging story about some Australians in Vietnam. It’s a well played drama with a snappy dialogue, but it hasn’t the edge we would want from these kinds of movies. It’s probably made to close to the end of the war (but so was Apocalypse Now and The Deer Hunter). Blunt and forgettable.