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Film Review - Life on the Line


As noble at its intentions are to celebrate the bravery of those who choose to be power line technicians, taking on the beast of electricity at radical heights and in calamitous weather, “Life on the Line” is far too dopey a picture to be taken seriously. It’s a melodrama from director David Hackl, whose previous credits include “Saw V” and “Into the Grizzly Maze.” Perhaps horror isn’t enough for the helmer, who tries on the blue collar experience for size, overseeing the problematic lives and squashed dreams of those who take care of the nation’s electricity needs. The production aims to create a new version of “Backdraft,” but it ends up a soggy television movie, indulging all manner of overacting and syrupy screenwriting to make sure viewers leave with a lump in their throat. Read the rest at


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