For while Going Down has all the wit and inventiveness that tempt a critic to call
it the best Australian film in years, its basic strength is a riotous realism that should
appeal to youth audiences in droves
(Meaghan Morris, Australian Financial Review, July 1, 1983).
Going Down is a film that has been little screened or critically discussed locally
since its release. Yet not only is it, inarguably, a key work in the history of
independent feature filmmaking in this country for the way it combines and
mutually enriches both naturalistic and expressionistic approaches to narrative
cinema, it is also in its own terms one of the finest and most memorable films
made in Australia.
(Adrian Martin, Cinema Papers, August, 1994)
Starring Tracey Mann, Esben Storm, and David Argue.
Writers, Moira McLean-Cross, Julie Barry and
Producer/Director Haydn Keenan for X-Productions.