Fat Man and Little Boy Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 15, 2003
Serious film about the ethics of the men who ushered America into the nuclear age.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 25, 2002
An interesting historical drama, but lacks the personal touch.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Clawson
West Valley View
August 1, 2002
Intersting, insightful histo-drama with Newman doing his job above and beyond what is called for.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
A bit clinical, but also quite enlightening.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A singular, powerful experience.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
November 7, 2003
Disappointing biopic about A-bomb creation
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's just too distanced to allow us to get involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The movie might actually have been good if it had been done with a little more pinnace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Fat Man] is not resoundingly disastrous. That would imply a certain energy.
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March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Matthew Callan
PopMatters
November 19, 2004
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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