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  • 4.0

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Convincingly argued and extremely polished, it has theatrical potential for auds whose reservoir of worry about humanity's future hasn't already run dry.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Like Charles Ferguson's excellent Iraq documentary "No End in Sight," "Countdown to Zero" has an agenda but has the cogent, reasoned rhetoric to support it.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    As odd as it may sound, it's a remarkably beautiful movie.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Countdown to Zero makes old terrors radioactively new again.

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