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Command and Control (2016)

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Woven through the Damascus story is a riveting history of America's nuclear weapons program, from World War II through the Cold War, much of it based on recently declassified documents. A cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism, Command and Control forces viewers to confront the great dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

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As a child, I worried about nuclear war. It never occurred to me that I should have been worried about a nuclear accident.

October 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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The inescapable conclusion is that we have more to fear from our own human error than from our enemies' malevolence.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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Robert Kenner's documentary is a reminder of how maintaining history's deadliest arsenal can put a nation in its own lethal cross hairs.

October 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There's an important story to tell here, one about the risks created by the very people and things we employ to keep us secure, but not enough to fill the 92-minute runtime.

October 5, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
San Diego Reader
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A terrifying documentary that'll have your heart racing as fast as any Hollywood thriller, Kenner's film reveals that, due to a range of errors and accidents, we were very close, more than once, to detonating a nuke on our own soil.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Lots of documentaries these days will tell you to be afraid, to be very afraid, but few will scare you as coolly and as convincingly as "Command and Control."

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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