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The Front Line Reviews

June 19, 2013
We can be grateful that a Jang Hun comes along now and then to inscribe a human record.
January 20, 2012
A potent anti-war movie with breathtaking battle sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 19, 2012
A war movie not quite worth engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 19, 2012
A movie that reserves its final sickening wallop for a grueling half-hour that leaves you as emotionally battered as the soldiers are forced to return to hell for one last senseless round.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 19, 2012
While its tone and humanity offset the futility of each side's need for one crucial hill, much of this intense, honorable film is too drawn-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 19, 2012
The action in The Front Line is bloody and tense, but the movie also reduces war to its simplest terms...
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 18, 2012
This strong, assured Band of Brothers-style drama from director Jang Hun makes universal points about bonding, misery, loyalty, and the senselessness of war through a portfolio of soldiers.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 17, 2012
Quick, unexpected flashes engross the viewer in this Korean War tale even as the script is filled with conventional war movie tropes and types.
January 17, 2012
What you don't get is the sense that this pumped-up combat-fatigue chronicle is pandering-or, for that matter, particularly original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5