Reviews

Nov 20, 2017
It's remarkable how Gibney packs complex, jargon-heavy ideas into a neat package.
Jan 8, 2017
Be very afraid.
Jan 5, 2017
This documentary might be better titled Day Zero, because it features a doomsday scenario in which cyberwarfare shuts down the electricity grids and other networks of entire countries, using computer malware.
Jan 4, 2017
Gibney plays up the thriller elements of his story.
Dec 29, 2016
Gibney's new cyber-war documentary brilliantly unpacks the story behind the Stuxnet virus, created by the CIA and US government to sabotage the Iran nuclear programme.
Jul 21, 2016
Unnerving and likely to give viewers some bitter food for thought, Zero Days is Gibney's most important work yet.
Jul 15, 2016
Zero Days makes clear that we're already enmeshed in this terrifying new cyber-reality. And unfortunately for us all, we'll need more than John McClane to help avert forthcoming global disaster.
Jul 12, 2016
Gibney is surely right in calling for open and informed debate about cyber warfare, but his own movie lacks transparency and persuasiveness. What a terrible moment for this director to go unclear.
Jul 9, 2016
This is no dry position paper; he paces 'Zero Days' like a thriller, and a relentless one, throwing maps, graphics, context, and information at us with intensity and urgency.
Jul 8, 2016
Gibney's movies are professional and solidly executed, informative if you go in underinformed but rarely surprising or aesthetically noteworthy.
Jul 8, 2016
Zero Days is ... under attack from little stylistic worms that threaten to turn an otherwise solid doc on the evil that 21st-century hackers do into a hack job.
Jul 8, 2016
Since no terrorist group or nation state has ever claimed credit for Stuxnet, Gibney can only hypothesize about its origins, but he makes an alarmingly lucid (if circumstantial) case for the culpability of the United States and Israel.
Jul 8, 2016
Don't be distracted by the ominous score, the layered displays of code, the juxtaposition of bursting balloon and mushrooming cloud; that's just (alarm) bells and whistles.
Jul 8, 2016
By necessity, far more questions than answers are raised in Zero Days. All of the questions and answers are troubling.
Jul 8, 2016
Easily the most important film anyone has released this year, it is a documentary that deserves to be seen by every sentient citizen of this country - and indeed the world.
Jul 7, 2016
The most terrifying movie you will see this year.
Jul 7, 2016
Director Alex Gibney does this vital material a disservice, giving it an air of deflated pomposity.
Jul 7, 2016
In documentary filmmaking, as in news writing, there is a fine line between irresponsible alarmism and dispassionate reportage. And Mr. Gibney has a proven record of tiptoeing to the edge without going too far.
Jul 7, 2016
Gibney delivers plenty to think about - and fear.
Jul 7, 2016
You'll want to see "Zero Days"-just not when you're counting on a good night's sleep a few hours later.