January 25

Countdown to Zero


Poster for the movie "Countdown to Zero"

Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG 91 min - Documentary - 25 January 2010

A documentary about the escalating nuclear arms race.

Director:  Lucy Walker
Stars:  Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Matthew Bunn, Richard Burt, Jimmy Carter, Mike Chinoy, Joseph Cirincione, Richard Cizik, Thomas D'Agostino, F.W. de Klerk, Pascal Fias, Alexander Glaser



A documentary about the escalating nuclear arms race.


Tagline: Demand Zero.

Genres: Documentary


Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 January 2010

Box Office

Budget:  $271,323

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Participant Productions, Lawrence Bender Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 31 min

by Ginger

Count Down to Zero provides a frightening look at the real-world scenario that currently exists concerning nuclear proliferation, terrorism and rogue nations. It is more of a documentary than a movie. It makes its story convincingly with footage and statements of world leaders. It makes the point that global warming is a moot point if we blow ourselves up first.

This is a film with a purpose and intends to make a political statement. It is not a movie for children, unless you happen to have a king sized bed with plenty of room for little ones with nightmares. It addresses a very grown-up topic in a grown-up way. As a matter of fact, the film makes its point so convincing that the adults might lose a little sleep after seeing it. The movie is meant to spur people into action and promote complete nuclear disarmament.

This film is not violent in the traditional manner. It shows cities in the aftermath of nuclear destruction. I consider it for adult audiences because of the general theme and topic of the movie and the presentation of the information. We rated it a PG-13 plus .25 on our scale. It is a frightening film, because much of it is true and based on facts about the world in which we currently live. It is a truly thought-provoking film.


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