• PG-13, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Roland Joffé
    In Theaters:
    Oct 20, 1989 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 27, 2004
  • Paramount Home Video

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Fat Man and Little Boy Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

December 5, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Serious film about the ethics of the men who ushered America into the nuclear age.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 15, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

An interesting historical drama, but lacks the personal touch.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 25, 2002
Michael Clawson
West Valley View

Intersting, insightful histo-drama with Newman doing his job above and beyond what is called for.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2002
David Poland
Hot Button

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A bit clinical, but also quite enlightening.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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A singular, powerful experience.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 7, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Disappointing biopic about A-bomb creation

| Original Score: 2/5

November 7, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 2/5

August 9, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It's just too distanced to allow us to get involved.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com

The movie might actually have been good if it had been done with a little more pinnace.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Fat Man and Little Boy is a fiction based on the Manhattan Project, but it is thin and unfocused and hardly even suggests the enormous moral and practical questions that the scientists wrestled with in the New Mexico desert.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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[Fat Man] is not resoundingly disastrous. That would imply a certain energy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000

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January 26, 2006
Matthew Callan
PopMatters
November 19, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
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