Fail-Safe Reviews

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December 28, 2018
The true terror behind Sidney Lumet's Fail Safe (1964) isn't that things went wrong, it's that they went right.
October 21, 2015
An impressive and disturbing brink-of-doom thriller.
October 21, 2015
Not only a damn good thriller, but a terrifying account of how easily such technology can malfunction.
October 21, 2015
It packs a melodramatic wallop that will rattle a lot of chattering teeth.
October 21, 2015
Grim, bleak and highly claustrophobic ...
February 17, 2015
The cold war gets hot in this nuclear disaster film.
July 3, 2011
Lumet's tense political drama is riveting, but unfortunately it was released the same year as Kubrick's similarly-themed Dr. Strangelove, which was a satire and more thus more popular
June 29, 2011
It faithfully translates on the screen the power and seething drama of the Eugene Burdick-Harvey Wheeler book.
February 2, 2009
Lumet, o mais subestimado dos diretores, mantm a tenso sempre constante, extraindo ainda grandes atuaes de seu elenco e investindo num desfecho impactante e corajoso.
July 19, 2007
Tense, chilling and earnest Cold War political thriller.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Lumet sensibly avoids pyrotechnics in favour of tightening the psychological screws ...
December 23, 2004
October 20, 2004
Still impressive Cold War thriller from a time when WW III seemed inevitable.
June 24, 2004
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