Command and Control Reviews

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April 2, 2019
Meticulously crafted and deeply disturbing, Command and Control is as riveting as any fictional thriller - more so because of its chilling implications for the future.
December 28, 2018
These are the things of which nightmares are made.
August 28, 2018
A film that's as close to a white-knuckle thrill ride as talking head documentaries will probably ever get.
August 2, 2018
Survivors give gripping accounts of events, while journalist Eric Schlosser (on whose book the documentary is based) explains that the risks of an accidental nuclear-weapon explosion have always been much higher than we imagined.
August 17, 2017
(PODCAST) This well researched and expertly executed documentary is essential viewing for understanding a potentially world-ending pervasive threat facing America.
March 12, 2017
Command and Control is one heck of a deadly doomsday scenario.
December 9, 2016
Robert Kenner's compelling and tense documentary Command and Control... looks at the danger arguably more basic and constant than that of nuclear war in the mere deployment of nuclear weapons in supposedly safe stateside locations.
October 24, 2016
Command and Control is a gripping account of what happens when things don't "work perfect" at a nuclear-weapons site.
October 23, 2016
The film uses a minute-by-minute account to the Damascus incident as the backbone of a story about what can happen when human beings are expected to perform even simple tasks perfectly 100 percent of the time.
October 14, 2016
A suitable subject for a nail-biter fictional thriller, but it's a documentary.
October 13, 2016
Sleep well, America!
October 12, 2016
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
Morbid, apocalyptic yet enthralling.
October 7, 2016
The statistical probability of a nuclear accident increases every moment. Humankind has been lucky so far, which Command and Control makes poignantly clear.
October 6, 2016
"Command and Control" may not be overwhelming work, but as a critical reminder of the fallibility of men around doomsday devices, it's terrifying.
October 6, 2016
The inescapable conclusion is that we have more to fear from our own human error than from our enemies' malevolence.
September 30, 2016
The meat of Kenner's story is the heroics of the Air Force technicians who risked their lives. It adds a personal touch that immensely humanizes a story that could easily get lost in the minutia.
September 30, 2016
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 29, 2016
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."
Top Critic
September 29, 2016
Proceeds like a real-life thriller, one with striking parallels to its narrative contemporary Deepwater Horizon.
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