Under the Wire (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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.


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In February of 2012, war correspondent Marie Colvinillegally crossed the border into Syria with her photographer, Paul Conroy. Ignoring the government's refusal to allow foreign journalists into the country, the two were among the first to attempt to cover the story of civilians trapped in the besieged city of Homs, where they found a ravaged war zone that only one of them would ultimately survive. Grippingly recounting their moment-by-moment journey into Homs, UNDER THE WIREis a chilling tribute to the courageous bravery that led Colvin and Conroy to their final mission together.


Janine Birkett
as Marie Colvin
Julian Lewis Jones
as Paul Conroy
Nathan Dean Williams
as William Daniels

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (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.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

As a big-screen experience Under the Wire feels lopsided, overshadowed by Colvin's larger-than-life persona.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

A movie that aches with bereavement.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The film unfolds as a sort of first-person procedural, a vivid step-by-step account of a reporting trip to hell.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Martin's film is stronger because he doesn't position Colvin as a clear-cut hero.

Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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