Countdown to Zero
Countdown to Zero (2010)

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Comes loaded with a relatively big budget and a line-up of talking heads more powerful than a meeting of the Bilderberg Group.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Made-up horror movies have nothing on Countdown to Zero.

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Ed Whitfield
What Culture

A whirlwind tour of human failure ...

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Like the ongoing threat itself, Countdown is simply numbing.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The news is ugly. The film is often gorgeous and wields a cumulative power to humanize potential devastation.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Lucy Walker's chilling documentary serves as a reminder that the threat of a nuclear bomb going off somewhere in the world to devastating effect has not diminished just because it has slipped from the public consciousness.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

Countdown to Zero may not be the most fun you'll have in the movies this year, but it is absolutely mandatory viewing.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

A bluntly effective media campaign as opposed to a well-articulated documentary.

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Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]

Skilfully crafted and smoothly assembled...

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
This documentary about the looming threat of all out nuclear war runs about 45 minutes too long, which means it would have made a disturbing, impactful, and… More
Apeneck Fletcher
the history channel ('s all i watch on teevee, well, that and the nature channel ... no, really!") figures maybe we forgot about the bomb what with… More
Nate Zoebl
This documentary on the history and ultimate danger of nuclear arms (not nuc-u-lar, sorry President Bush) is alternating informative and terrifying. Director… More
Jeff Talbott
As far as Moviegoer Jeff goes, this movie has everything going for it: a probing documentary about a bleak but socially relevant subject that I'm all for… More
Thomas Johnston
A horrifying reminder of the dangers of nuclear weapons that remains. Many of us have forgotten since the end of the cold war that all these weapons are still… More
Daniel Parsons
<i>Countdown to Zero</i> might be one of the scariest films I've seen - and it's a factual documentary. Although already a bit dated (the… More