Under the Wire Reviews

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March 29, 2019
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 2, 2019
A spectacular documentary that takes us inside a slaughter that killed at least 100 people in Homs, including one of America's greatest war reporters.
November 16, 2018
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
The illuminating Under the Wire is factual and provides much-needed background regarding Colvin's career while zeroing in on her last assignment in Homs, Syria.
November 16, 2018
Martin's film is stronger because he doesn't position Colvin as a clear-cut hero.
November 15, 2018
A movie that aches with bereavement.
November 14, 2018
The film unfolds as a sort of first-person procedural, a vivid step-by-step account of a reporting trip to hell.
November 14, 2018
A harrowing portrait of the slaughter of civilians and the urban destruction that was the siege of Homs in 2012, and a terrific honoring of journalist Marie Colvin, who died getting the story out to the world.
November 13, 2018
This riveting documentary about war correspondent Marie Colvin and photojournalist Paul Conroy provides a solid companion piece to A Private War.
November 12, 2018
Takes us to the front in Syria's civil war, with war correspondents Marie Colvin and Paul Conroy focusing on that government's brutality toward civilians.
November 12, 2018
A war correspondent's life and death, brought to us in vivid, harrowing detail.
November 12, 2018
Under the Wire speaks to the importance of documentary films.
November 2, 2018
A perfect companion piece to "A Private War", the biopic of Marie Colvin opening this month as well. She and her photographer Paul Conroy were two of the most important journalists of the 21st century. This film shows why.
October 29, 2018
Based on Conroy's book of the same name, Under the Wire is a powerful, disturbing and thought-provoking look at the sacrifices journalists make to bring atrocities to light
September 10, 2018
This is both a study of a great journalist and a great piece of journalism itself.
September 10, 2018
This doc gives real insight into the woman, her motivation, the mission and the murder she wanted to expose.
September 9, 2018
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 8, 2018
Colvin, then, becomes something of a guiding light in awful times, her fine legacy twofold. She was a great journalist, absolutely. But she was a greater humanitarian.
September 7, 2018
Chris Martin's gripping and moving feature documentary tells the story of Colvin's final assignment.
September 7, 2018
This is a heart-stoppingly suspenseful story. Conroy is a superb commentator on war and all its cruelties and absurdities.
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