Threads Reviews

May 24, 2020
It is not simply a powerful film, but an important one too.
April 17, 2019
An over exaggeration in order to compare today to the days of the Cold War? Most certainly. But a sheet of ice on grey pavement would be a fitting metaphor for Threads, a movie that revels in its simplicity.
April 17, 2019
Shocking, harrowing and hard to watch, it nonetheless made an important contribution to an increasingly urgent debate about the world's ever-growing nuclear stockpile.
April 17, 2019
It's the accumulation of horrific detail that appalls and truly scares us - not just the putrefying bodies but the severing of civilization's entire network, modern man trapped in modernity's ashes.
April 17, 2019
Threads is most successful by its merciless refusal of sentimentality - every second is played for realism; this is a documentary of a nightmare, as we are taken, via a young unmarried couple, through a nuclear strike on Sheffield circa 1984, and beyond.
April 17, 2019
For all its grim hopelessness, Threads had a subtextual faith that people would understand all this before it was too late.
April 17, 2019
The only film I have been really and truly scared and indeed horrified by - in an intense and sustained way - is Mick Jackson's post-nuclear apocalypse movie Threads.
May 15, 2018
It's perfectly crafted, totally human and so completely harrowing you'll think that you'll probably never want to watch it again.
April 9, 2018
Threads first aired on BBC2 on 23 September, 1984, and had much the same - albeit vicarious - impact of instant and lasting trauma on its millions of viewers (6.9 million, to be precise) as a megatonne bomb hitting a major city.
July 5, 2008
August 6, 2005
[S]eared a black furrow across my soul as a teen that has never healed... it still plagues the dim recesses of my imagination.