Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington Image
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  • Summary: A look a the life of photo-journalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington who covered wars in Afghanistan, Liberia and Libya.
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  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Oct 10, 2013
    90
    Which Way is the Front Line is more than a chronicle of a life and a brilliant ten-year career cut short at age 40. It’s also a strangely beautiful insight into one man’s distinctive way of looking at and experiencing war.
  2. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Oct 8, 2013
    80
    Intelligent and moving.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 11, 2013
    80
    For Hetherington, the front line was not just a set of coordinates in a bloody battle, but a space where true artists operated, and Junger's film goes a long way toward celebrating that mind set, but also recognizing how treacherous it can be.
  4. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    Sebastian Junger’s docu Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? offers a moving requiem for his “Restrepo” co-director.
  5. Reviewed by: David Gritten
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    Junger’s film is a decent, heartfelt tribute.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Pulver
    Oct 11, 2013
    80
    Junger articulates a number of subtle and unexpected ideas about Hetherington's work, and about combat reporting in general.
  7. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Oct 7, 2013
    60
    Unsurprisingly, considering the circumstances, this is less a meticulous study of photojournalist's art than an privileged and emotional look at the life of a friend and colleague.