The Front Line
The Front Line (2012)

Toward the end of the Korean War, an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills, in an expanse of land called the Aero.K, fierce fighting continues. A race to capture this strategic point to determine… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

We can be grateful that a Jang Hun comes along now and then to inscribe a human record.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Sean Axmaker

The themes and characters are right out of any number of classic war movies, but... the frontline culture, so at odds with military discipline and command, is fascinating.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A potent anti-war movie with breathtaking battle sequences.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

If you like war movies, this one is a dandy. Sure, you'll recognize some of the genre's shopworn conventions, but there are enough unique twists and details to make "The Front Line" memorable.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

A war movie not quite worth engaging.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

The action in The Front Line is bloody and tense, but the movie also reduces war to its simplest terms...

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Jang's filmmaking weapons may be utterly conventional, but that does not prevent them from delivering a high-impact payload.

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In "The Front Line," the good news for Eun-pyo(Ha-kyun Shin) is that he will no longer have to suffer through the endless peace talks. The bad news… More
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