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In this film, a misguided transmission sends a squadron of bombers hurtling towards Russia. Air Force commander Frank Overton desperately tries to establish radio contact with the bombers, but once the pilots have passed the "fail safe" point, they've been instructed to disregard any reversal of orders.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lumet's tense political drama is riveting, but unfortunately it was released the same year as Kubrick's similarly-themed Dr. Strangelove, which was a satire and more thus more popular"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Still impressive Cold War thriller from a time when WW III seemed inevitable."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Lumet, o mais subestimado dos diretores, mantém a tensão sempre constante, extraindo ainda grandes atuações de seu elenco e investindo num desfecho impactante e corajoso."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Wow! One of the scariest black and white films of all time."
‑ John Urbancich, Your Movies (
"Tense, chilling and earnest Cold War political thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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