Countdown to Zero

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: July 30, 2010 (limited)
DVD: November 23, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
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Tracing the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.

The film features an array of important international statesmen, including President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.

Director: Lucy Walker
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Lawrence Bender
Screenplay: Lucy Walker
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  • 3 stars "Good enough documentary."
  • 3 stars "a good documentary that makes us reflect and think!! a worthwhile movie!"
  • 1 star "First movie that I ever walked out of (or reviewed online) Waste of money. On the 65th anniversary of Hiroshima, I was expecting to hear about the countries have accumulated nuclear weapons since that time, but from the start, it was just paranoia & fear-mongering reminiscent of the so-called "war on terror". I guess the title should have given it away."