Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line (2007)

In 1962, a U.S. soldier sent to guard the peace in South Korea deserted his unit, walked across the most heavily fortified area on earth and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea. He then simply disappeared from… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 10, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Los Angeles Times

A tale of alienation and adaptation both miraculous and strange, but also abduction both psychological and physical.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post


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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bizarrely fascinating documentary.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Crossing the Line, like its subject, remains a fascinating and frustrating enigma -- a declassified government report still marred by redacted passages.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

You'll be untangling Dresnok's knotty reality long after you leave the theater.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

There are no absolute answers to these questions, but like a brain-tickling puzzle, Crossing the Line keeps us on our toes and digging for more information.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Crossing The Line lacks the force and power of a strong point of view, but like Gordon's other work about North Korea, it succeeds in revealing what it means for individuals to give themselves over to a collective.

Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

[The] compelling story and the plentiful high-definition video images of North Korean daily life prove so fascinating that Crossing the Line is riveting.

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Kent Turner

Director Daniel Gordon hits a goldmine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Fascinating documentary about four U.S. Army soldiers who betrayed their country and defected to communist North Korea.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Crossing the Line" is a documentary about James Dresnok, an American GI who one day in 1962 quietly walked across the… More
Jay Hutchinson
An absolutely fascinating documentary exploring the life and history of J. Joseph Dresnok, an American soldier stationed at the North-South Korean border in… More
Luke Baldock
A fascinating story about a man that did the unthinkable. He crossed over into North Korea and surrendered to their ideals and way of life. We are offered a… More

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