Panic in Year Zero! (End of the World)
Panic in Year Zero! (End of the World) (1962)

Ray Milland both starred in and directed the morose, minimalist sci-fier Panic in the Year Zero! (original title: Panic in Year Zero!). En route from Los Angeles to a vacation in the mountains, Harry Baldwin (Milland), his wife, Ann (Jean… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 5, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A solid "B" flick, and its depiction of humanity post-apocalypse is startling in its harshness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Intriguing low-budget opus that now seems like a time-capsule of nuclear paranoia

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Mais um fruto da paranóia coletiva gerada pela Guerra Fria, o filme conta com algumas boas idéias, mas é esquemático demais para aproveitá-las a contento.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only thing that was hard to fully approve of in Panic in Year Zero!, was Milland's selfish philosophy for survival -- it was simply not a very human one.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A silly atomic war story with the prerequisite AIP juvenile delinquents and cheap look.


Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Ray Milland directs and stars in this straightforward contemplation on the hysteria the fall of civilization might bring. Its a lean and muscular piece, and… More
Michael Gildea
For a movie about the apocalypse, Panic in Year Zero came across as claustrophobic. It's reasonably groundbreaking for its time on a gruesomeness level… More
Aj V
This is a really good apocalyptic movie, with an interesting cast, and a good story. I'd really like to re-watch it, though, I can't remember it very… More
Daniel Hetteix
The Grapes of Wrath meets Xenophon's Persian Expedition, with healthy amounts of Cold-War propaganda mixed in, and diluted down into a campy 1950's… More
Devon Bott
Did Ray Milland's B-movie epic "Panic in the Year Zero" serve as an inspiration for Cormic MaCarthy's "The Road"? I'm not… More
Bruce Bruce
Have to give this one 4 1/2 stars, its a great survival movie. And they snuck Frankie Avalon in there on me. And with actors with the first name of Rex,… More