Zero Days
Zero Days (2016)

A documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a "worm" for its ability to burrow from computer to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: July 8, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Factors beyond Gibney's control prevent Zero Days from offering a comprehensive look at its subject, but the partial picture that emerges remains as frightening as it is impossible to ignore.

Sam Adams
TheWrap

Gibney's movies are professional and solidly executed, informative if you go in underinformed but rarely surprising or aesthetically noteworthy.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Don't be distracted by the ominous score, the layered displays of code, the juxtaposition of bursting balloon and mushrooming cloud; that's just (alarm) bells and whistles.

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Andre Teh
The Straits Times (Singapore)

Zero Days is more than just, as a source puts it, "a cool spy story". It is also a cautionary tale of the dangers of secrecy and a clarion call for an honest discussion on cyber weapons and their lethal potential.

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

Zero Days is ... under attack from little stylistic worms that threaten to turn an otherwise solid doc on the evil that 21st-century hackers do into a hack job.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

By necessity, far more questions than answers are raised in Zero Days. All of the questions and answers are troubling.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Fascinating and horrifying. A gripping detective story and an impassioned call for public debate over terrifying weapons that have already been loosed.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

Since no terrorist group or nation state has ever claimed credit for Stuxnet, Gibney can only hypothesize about its origins, but he makes an alarmingly lucid (if circumstantial) case for the culpability of the United States and Israel.

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Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com

Easily the most important film anyone has released this year, it is a documentary that deserves to be seen by every sentient citizen of this country - and indeed the world.

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

The two-hour movie makes it disturbingly clear that our dependence on wired communication and integrated controls has left the whole planet vulnerable to countless manipulations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
K Nife Churchkey
Documentaries are rarely my cup of tea, considering that many are made about irrelevant or quirky subjects that only serve as an excuse for a filmmaker to… More