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Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG | | Documentary | 30 July 2010 (USA)
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A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

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A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

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Rated PG for thematic material, images of destruction and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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$41,307 (USA) (25 July 2010)

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$271,323 (USA) (4 October 2010)
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Seeing Al Gore receive the Nobel Peace Prize for An Inconvenient Truth (2006) prompted producer Lawrence Bender to ask Lucy Walker if she would be interested in making a film about nuclear weapons. See more »

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John F. Kennedy: The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Looked potentially interesting, but turned out to be nothing more than propaganda
23 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the first time I've written an online movie review, and it's out of annoyance that I was compelled to do so.

Having read the reviews for this movie both on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, this "documentary" looked quite interesting. However, on watching I got the uneasy feeling of AGENDA. By the time I saw the satellite picture of Korea, which supposedly showed North Korea being totally blacked out compared to South Korea, I thought bullshit. I paused the movie (I was watching the Blu-ray version so any doctoring of images was easily apparent). Needless to say, the satellite picture was blatantly doctored, with the sea around South Korea apparently emitting more light (through noise) than the entire North Korean mainland (which miraculously emitted no noise and was pitch black). I stopped the movie at this point and decided to write this review.

In short, this "documentary" is anything but.


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