The Front Line
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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 a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. At the Eastern border stands the “Alligator Company,” known to be the best soliders of the front line. They are the only unit to have survived the worst battle of the war at Pohang. When a South Korean bullet is found in the dead body of a company commander, Lieutenant of Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo (Shin Ha-Kyun) is ordered to investigate Alligator Company for the murder. Upon arrival, Kang Eun-Pyo is immediately shocked at the state of the soldiers, the conditions on the front, and the presence of Kim Soo-Hyuk, a former friend he believed to be dead. With a truce promised for years but no end in sight, one man struggles to make sense of a crime in the face of countless lives sacrificed for war.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: This strong, assured Band of Brothers-style drama from director Jang Hun makes universal points about bonding, misery, loyalty, and the senselessness of war through a portfolio of soldiers.
Rotten: A war movie not quite worth engaging.
Fresh: Quick, unexpected flashes engross the viewer in this Korean War tale even as the script is filled with conventional war movie tropes and types.
Seriously, this movie is way better then a lot of american made war movies and im a huge fan of them. I totally love this film. Worth the HD price! No offense but hollywood has nothing on this. I wouldnt say the story line is significantly deep but it definitely has a raw, "this is war," "lets do what we got to do" vibe with no hollywood (lets add a big explosion and some fancy moves) gimmicks. I also gained slight insight to a war I never really knew much about. If you like war movies, get this and thank me later. Fyi: its very lengthy but fascinating. Manuel C. - New York
Best war movie I've seen in a while, definitely worth the watch.
dont know why i have to search 4 this movie. Anyways this movie has it all funny,sad,action and love. Great story well worth it of course if you like my opinion