Command and Control (2016)
Critic Consensus: Command and Control takes a riveting look at the American nuclear program that offers some disturbing insights -- and raises some immensely troubling questions.
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Survivors give gripping accounts of events, while journalist Eric Schlosser (on whose book the documentary is based) explains that the risks of an accidental nuclear-weapon explosion have always been much higher than we imagined.
As a child, I worried about nuclear war. It never occurred to me that I should have been worried about a nuclear accident.
The inescapable conclusion is that we have more to fear from our own human error than from our enemies' malevolence.
There's an important story to tell here, one about the risks created by the very people and things we employ to keep us secure, but not enough to fill the 92-minute runtime.
A terrifying documentary that'll have your heart racing as fast as any Hollywood thriller, Kenner's film reveals that, due to a range of errors and accidents, we were very close, more than once, to detonating a nuke on our own soil.
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