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The China Syndrome Reviews

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December 4, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2007
File this one under 'Hasn't Aged Well.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2009
A moderately compelling thriller about the potential perils of nuclear energy, whose major fault is an overweening sense of its own self-importance.
September 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2011
What we must quarrel with is the heartless, devious, and appallingly manipulative manner in which the authors of the film have drawn their good-guys-and-bad-guys battlelines ...
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
A terrific thriller that incidentally raises the most unsettling questions about how safe nuclear power plants really are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 27, 2002
A tight-fisted and paranoid mini-classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2014
Scary, absorbing thriller predicts risks of nuclear power.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
All a bit too earnest, despite the seriousness of the subject, with Fonda setting her jaw and stepping into father's footsteps as Tinseltown's very own protector of humanity; but it's tightly scripted and directed, and genuinely tense in places.
January 27, 2004
The China Syndrome is a piercing look at the dangers of nuclear energy and the unwillingness of corporate heads to put public safety above economic considerations.
March 30, 2005
Whistleblower saga that still packs a punch.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2009
It's an exciting and worthwhile old-fashioned thriller about the dangers of a nuclear power accident.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 10, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2006
Crackling drama about TV reporter (Jane Fonda) investigating a coverup at a faulty nuclear reactor, and pressing upon conflicted technician played by the first-rate Jack Lemmon to go public with the story.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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