Fail-Safe

Fail-Safe

Fail-Safe

Sidney Lumet-directed Cold War drama in which the U.S. President must race to cancel an accidental nuclear attack order on Russia. Stars Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.

During the Cold War, U.S. bomber jets are fitted with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when to attack. When an attack order is inadvertently administered due to a system malfunction, the President of the United States (Fonda) must scramble to fix the mistake before bombs are dropped on Moscow...

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Variety

Variety

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It faithfully translates on the screen the power and seething drama of the Eugene Burdick-Harvey Wheeler book.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Lumet sensibly avoids pyrotechnics in favour of tightening the psychological screws ...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It packs a melodramatic wallop that will rattle a lot of chattering teeth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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An impressive and disturbing brink-of-doom thriller.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

It faithfully translates on the screen the power and seething drama of the Eugene Burdick-Harvey Wheeler book.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Lumet sensibly avoids pyrotechnics in favour of tightening the psychological screws ...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It packs a melodramatic wallop that will rattle a lot of chattering teeth.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An impressive and disturbing brink-of-doom thriller.

4.0
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