Life on the Line Reviews

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November 18, 2016
John Travolta dodges downed power lines, but can't escape the clichs.
November 18, 2016
This is one of those "based on true events" movies that give you the distinct feeling that the true events deserved better.
November 17, 2016
A terrible movie about the workers who keep the electrical grid functioning.
November 17, 2016
This is the kind of salt-of-the-earth story that American filmmakers don't bother with much anymore - although frankly, there's not much here to convince anyone they should.
November 17, 2016
"Life on the Line" is supposed to be a moving story about men working electrical lines. Viewers, however, might require a high-voltage shock just to endure it.
November 17, 2016
The country songs that play over the credits offer more arresting detail about life on the line than the film manages in 100 minutes.
November 1, 2018
This is a low voltage drama where the facial hair prosthetics on John Travolta's face are far more entertaining than anything else in the movie.
January 19, 2017
The filmmakers behind this earnest, heartfelt drama truly want to honor the brave men who do this job, but the movie is packed with cliches and doesn't really grasp the details of hard work.
November 18, 2016
The bravery is undermined by the aggressively clichd screenplay and its focus on behind-the-scenes bickering.
November 18, 2016
A listless cast and a crushingly flat script fail to illuminate the lives of high-wire electrical workers in Life on the Line, which instead resorts to tired story beats and a false sense of self-righteousness.
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