Under the Wire

2018, Drama, 1h 35m

29 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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Under the Wire pays harrowing tribute to indispensable journalism -- and offers a hard-hitting glimpse of the horrors documented by those working on the frontlines. Read critic reviews

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Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy enter Syria in February of 2012 to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs.

Cast & Crew

Janine Birkett
Marie Colvin
Christopher Martin
Director
Christopher Martin
Screenwriter
Ben Anderson
Executive Producer
Mary Burke
Executive Producer
Mandy Chang
Executive Producer
Laura Fleury
Executive Producer
Emma Loach
Executive Producer
Eddy Moretti
Executive Producer
Molly Thompson
Executive Producer
Glenn Gregory
Music
Berenice Scott
Music
Steve Organ
Cinematographer
Dudley Sargeant
Film Editor
Catherine Willis
Casting
Bader Yahmani
Casting
Bobbie Cousins
Art Director
Elliot Day
Art Director
Ouassel Elkilali
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Aziz Rafiq
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Critic Reviews for Under the Wire

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (4)

  • Conroy wrote the book upon which the film is based and serves as the film's central mouthpiece; full of twitchy, animated energy, he makes a terrific storyteller, boosted by Martin's selection of found footage along with a minimum of jangly re-creations.

    November 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • As a big-screen experience Under the Wire feels lopsided, overshadowed by Colvin's larger-than-life persona.

    November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A movie that aches with bereavement.

    November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Under the Wire doesn't do enough to tease out the politics of the Syrian conflict. Worse, it fails to profile either Colvin or Conroy with anything like enough depth.

    September 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It gives heart-in-the-mouth insights into the realities of war reporting, and is a testament to the value - and the price - of great journalism.

    September 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Chris Martin's gripping and moving feature documentary tells the story of Colvin's final assignment.

    September 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Conroy wrote the book upon which the film is based and serves as the film's central mouthpiece; full of twitchy, animated energy, he makes a terrific storyteller, boosted by Martin's selection of found footage along with a minimum of jangly re-creations.

    November 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • As a big-screen experience Under the Wire feels lopsided, overshadowed by Colvin's larger-than-life persona.

    November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A movie that aches with bereavement.

    November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Under the Wire doesn't do enough to tease out the politics of the Syrian conflict. Worse, it fails to profile either Colvin or Conroy with anything like enough depth.

    September 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Yes, the horrors and injustices of the Syrian conflict have been well documented, but not with the gripping intensity and sheer emotional impact on display here. Highly recommended.

    March 29, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Martin relies too heavily on direct to camera interviews for information and, though the truly enigmatic Paul Conroy is the subject of these interviews, the formal set up and emotive score mean contrivance outweighs his earnestness.

    March 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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