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
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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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Daniel Krauze
El Financiero

... urgent, even necessary... [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Peg Aloi
Arts Fuse

Alex Gibney's powerful documentary looks closely at some recent examples of malware designed to wreak havoc worldwide.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 74% 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