Countdown to Zero

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Released 2009

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Director:
Lucy Walker
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG
Countdown to Zero traces 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.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Inspired in part by the success of "An Inconvenient Truth," the makers of Countdown to Zero are determined to mobilize public opinion to zero out the world's nuclear arsenal. We al...

  • 70

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Paying to see Countdown to Zero is like tipping a fortuneteller to predict the manner of your death.

  • 70

    Variety

    A politically urgent picture, it will also literally scare the breath out of what will certainly be a worldwide audience.

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