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July 9, 2016
Director Kramer's drama is a bleak and heart wrenching tale of the end of the world...
December 17, 2012
The scenario - one of the best in Stanley Kramer's filmography - is uniquely human in the annals of post-nuclear cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 6, 2008
Gloomy doomsday film that is more talky, melodramatic and numbing than imaginative.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 7, 2007
A wasted opportunity.
November 7, 2007
A powerful, well-acted, deftly photographed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2007
A tiresome, talky 1959 film.
January 26, 2006
While heartbreaking and touching, it's hard to imagine that riots aren't rampant and that martial law isn't required, but hey, it's a movie, and quite a good -- if overlong -- one, at that.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2006
Fine photography, but the script is a typically numbing affair, and the cast, aside from Peck and Meillon, seem totally out of their depth.
August 7, 2005
Kramer's apocalyptic drama is too verbose, replete with "message" speeches, but the text is intelligent, reflecting the Cold War mentality, and well-acted by Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire (in his first nonmusical role) and Anthony Perkins.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 31, 2005
As scary a horror film as any you will find.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 16, 2004
A nuclear war what-if starring some heavy hitters.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2004
O cenário apocalíptico continua assustador, mas o tom inadequadamente leve de algumas cenas e a péssima trilha sonora (indicada ao Oscar!) comprometem o resultado final.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2003
Typically overlong Kramer film, but still with some power.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
The great merit of this picture, aside from its entertaining qualities, is the fact that it carries a passionate conviction that man is worth saving, after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
One of the most powerful anti-war films ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
January 1, 2000
Downbeat, depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 19, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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