Testament (1983)

Originally aired on PBS' American Playhouse, Testament is about a small Californian town--specifically, one close-knit family led by mother Carol Wetherly (Jane Alexander)--who are trying to survive following a nuclear holocaust.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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The film is barely competent, revealing its TV-movie roots in uncertain directorial guidance, technical flubs, [and] a patchwork script.

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John A. Nesbit

The film's emotional impact is draining and long lasting without showing close-ups of the initial blast with evaporating bodies and mass destruction.

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MaryAnn Johanson
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Testament's power comes in all the understatements...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Powerful depiction of the psychological terror that grips a California community after New York and other cities in the East are destroyed by nuclear bombs.

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El Hombre Invisible
Very understated drama about the aftermath of a nuclear war. This film is the direct opposite of The Day After and has no flashy special effects, no explosions,… More
John Ballantine
Testament is open forgotten about in the rather small canon on films that depict nuclear disaster and for good reason..it's good but it pales in comparison… More