1983, Drama, 1h 29m45 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings
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Testament shrugs off budget limitations to tell a powerful story that anchors nuclear paranoia in one family's harrowing ordeal. Read critic reviews
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Mary Liz Wetherly
Father Hollis Mann
Critic Reviews for Testament
There's nothing impersonal about this movie. Nothing unbelievable, either, if you believe the human animal has a core of righteousness that can shine like a sun when everything else has been lost.May 10, 2021 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
[Testament] is a haunting, emotionally devastating movie.May 10, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
It's a simple and resourceful film and one that has been made with unmistakable conviction.
Towering over every other performance is Jane Alexander's Carol Wetherly. It is a side of Alexander that no one has caught before, not even in her finest work.
It is impossible not to be affected or frightened by Testament.
It can sober and depress, certainly; but often it does uplift.
Audience Reviews for Testament
Apr 30, 2014Testament is open forgotten about in the rather small canon on films that depict nuclear disaster and for good reason..it's good but it pales in comparison to the edgier Threads in capturing likely actions after a nuclear blast.John B Super Reviewer
May 01, 2011These people were incredibly stupid! They were just fartin' around their little town putting on kiddie plays and going to church, pretending shit's normal. They survived for MONTHS after the bombs. They didn't have to stay there and die off one by one. I know they were trying to make the movie as depressing as humanly possible, but it still didn't make much sense. Kevin Costner had the right idea: get the hell outta Dodge! Who knew he used to be Mr. Smartypants? The town didn't start getting sick for quite some time, and none of them had any rad burns, which lead me to believe that their food/water was contaminated. However, the scene where homegirl is rubbing her face in dirt screaming all kinds of nonsense, makes it seem like the soil was radioactive. Which I guess makes sense, since they were burying the bodies instead of burning them. Whatever though, they shoulda just booked it from the fallout instead of waiting for daddy to come home.Stevie S Super Reviewer
May 24, 2008Very understated drama about the aftermath of a nuclear war. This film is the direct opposite of The Day After and has no flashy special effects, no explosions, scenes of mass devastation and so on. Instead the focus is on an American suburban family which has to contend with the inevitable effects of World War III. Testament shows very effectively the possible reality of what would have happened to any small town in America if a nuclear attack had happened in the early eighties. Jane Alexander does a great job as the mother trying to keep her family together during the beginning of the end. I would recommend this movie for the serious movie watcher who is looking for more substance and drama from a movie rather than action and suspense. Remember to recycle your batteries. <a href="http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/goji9000/?action=view¤t=testament-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/goji9000/testament-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>El Hombre I Super Reviewer
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