Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Top 8 DVD Reviews (so far): “Fail Safe”

Article 8 of 8

To celebrate the first 100 TweeterFlix DVD reviews, I was going to do a Top 10 List. But the field got a little crowded after the first eight. Besides, everyone does Top 10 lists. I’ve already written, and hopefully you’ve already read, about the other seven. So here’s number 1 (so far):

Fail-Safe (1964)

This gripping cold-war drama revolves around the same circumstances as Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove.” A nuke is on its way to Moscow and can’t be called back. But while Kubrick played the doomsday scenario for laughs, director Sidney Lumet plays it straight and wrings an incredible amount of suspense from it. As the clock ticks, you’ll wonder how our mutually assured destruction can possibly be avoided. Cautionary tales like this have been sold a lot since then. But this one is still the best. My review from Twitter: When a nuke is accidentally launched at Moscow, President Henry Fonda has a novel way to keep peace. 10 (out of 10)

Number 6: “Thirteen”

“Fail Safe”

Released: 1964

Rating: NR

Length: 112 minutes

Cast: Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genre(s): Drama, Adaptation, Thriller

1 comment:

  1. you forgot larry hagman was in this movie too.