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Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington Reviews

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

A stirring lament for the late, great photojournalist and some-time film director who was killed in action.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

October 10, 2013
Sarah Boslaugh

..mostly a biographical film, honoring the man and his work ... while also highlighting two questions often ignored in discussions of war and war photography.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 6/10

May 24, 2013
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

There is a sense of intimacy and a warm humanity shining in all his work and this is an eloquent, moving tribute ...

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2013
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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There is plenty of footage of Hetherington. So much, you wonder if he wanted to leave a part of himself behind should the worst come to the worst.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2013
Rob Humanick
House Next Door

Hetherington's portrait-like approach to his subjects is itself a form of cinema.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

June 22, 2013
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This is chiefly a celebratory piece ... It is more than that, however, shedding light on what it means to be a journalist in a war zone.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 7, 2013
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A warm, fitting capstone for a man who saw the best in people during some of the worst circumstances, and helped notably reshape notions of war photography.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B+

April 24, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Junger ... brings intimacy and personal insight to his film but doesn't give into the temptation to make it a eulogy.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 20, 2013
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

One imagines the charismatic Hetherington, once met, would be unforgettable: Junger's film is a decent, heartfelt tribute.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2013
Brian Lowry
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The film is more powerful and haunting thanks to the ample footage incorporated of Hetherington himself, a cheerful soul even when faced with evidence of unimaginable cruelty, such as photographing those blinded during the war in Liberia.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 15, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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It's easy to see how inspiring he could be as an artist, and how tragically addictive the insanity of combat becomes when the engagement and desire to understand run that deep.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 12, 2013
Andrew Pulver

With its conventional archive-plus-talking-heads format, this film is less radical than , but Junger articulates a number of subtle and unexpected ideas about Hetherington's work, and about combat reporting in general.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2013
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

His desire to understand conflict, his gnawing away at the question of what young men get out of violence, sets our own brain whirring.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2013
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Unsurprisingly, considering the circumstances, this is less a meticulous study of photojournalist's art than an privileged and emotional look at the life of a friend and colleague.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Sebastian Junger, who worked with Hetherington on the celebrated doc Restrepo, paints a biographical profile that often speaks eloquently to the unique nature both of his late friend and of war itself.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2013
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