Five (1951)

One of the most pretentious "apocalypse" films ever made, Five is set in a lavish Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house--owned by Arch Oboler, the film's writer/producer/director. The "five" of the title are the only… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
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Fernando F. Croce

Admirably grave, indelible parable of nuclear unease

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Prairie Miller

While survivors with too much time on their hands argue, joke and flirt in the wilderness, enough juice finally kicks in from a found generator for waltzes to start playing on 45s. And not exactly a Hollywood happy ending, but with vintage charm to spare.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

For all of his budgetary limitations, it's a strikingly atmospheric and handsome film and [Arch] Oboler creates an eerie sense isolation with simple techniques.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Interesting in many ways, like its director (Arch Oboler), Five falls short of really hitting home.

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Aj V
Although it's called five, I cannot give it a 5. This apocalypse film is not only depressing, it's boring too. There's no music for the most… More