For one teacher and nine children, the lesson of the day is kill or be killed.
After being kidnapped by four, masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.
the last 30 minutes reminds me of Lord of the Flies and how primitive people can turn when faced with something so horrifying.
Australian thriller with some survival aspects. It's watchable but the acting is pretty bad. I guess it was a TV-movie originally.
This film felt like a mixture of 'Walkabout', 'Lord of the flies', 'Last house on the left' and 'Home alone. It had good features from all of them, and made for a pretty interesting and enjoyable film.
Some of the gore effects in the latter part of film were really good too, and the style of the film itself was pleasant throughout.
There was an element of suspence, but it wasn't overly powerful, and could have been better worked into the film to make it more tense.
The ending fit nicely, it tied in well with the rest of the film. Unfortunately, at points of the film, it was unclear who it was aimed at. It almost felt likes a…
Fortress is a taut but patchy Australian TV thriller about a group of school children and their teacher who must fight for survival against their kidnappers. The film gets a lot right but is almost undone by a flat and wooden performance by Rachel Ward as the teacher. She stinks up the film every time she opens her mouth and is out acted by even the youngest cast members. It is a shame she is so terrible because, if you can overlook her performance, the film is a tightly paced and surprisingly bloody thriller.
In many ways it reminds me of the brilliant WWII film, Went the Day Well?, in the way ordinary people are forced to fight back against…
A better director and actress could have made more out of Aussie horror legend Everett De Roche's screenplay but this still has the occasional effective moment. It's biggest failing is its uneven tone (excluding Ward's typically one note performance that is) with the violent finale coming as a bit of a shock after the tame thrills that have gone before.