The Manhattan Project


Sci-Fi / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6.1 10 5,004


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April 8, 2019


Cynthia Nixon as Gail White
John Lithgow as Earl Talbot Blake
Richard Jenkins as Stanley
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857.41 MB
23.976 fps
117 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bonton-40111 10 / 10 / 10

A thinking persons kind of movie. Hence the 6.1 rating here

Riding on the coat tails of the highly successful "WarGames" (1983) Im surprised to see this movie flopped. It is told in the same style as WarGames as is its plot and relationships. But the lead character, Paul, is in a league of his own intellectually, which propels the "believability" of this film. Believability of course is the magic that many films lack. Christopher Collet and John Lithgow are highly likable and effective. This movie was cast well. The props are second to none as they were actually once used in a nuclear weapons lab. How do you get more realistic than that? If you are a fan of the esoteric world of nuclear weapons, then this is the holy grail of this genre. If you listen carefully or use subtitles you will here a lot of factual statements regarding the materials and processes that occur during the movie. This was a carefully crafted story line. Only the very ending raises some eye brows. Have watched it many times and never get tired of it.

Reviewed by fullheadofsteam 3 / 10 / 10

Movie Message: Idealism over Reality

Love the realistic themes of this film: that some very bright older teenagers can indeed out- think many adults, and that nuclear proliferation is not the best answer to international conflicting interests. However, the actual execution of these themes as represented in the film are naive, sometimes stupid, and thus rendered as recklessly juvenile and thereby meaningless. Please pay as little actual attention as possible to the lab break-in and theft by the teenage protagonist, as it very well can render the remainder of the film meaningless. Also, please don't pay too close attention to how a career nuclear scientist and practitioner, as John Lithgow's character, could so easily succumb to naive and unrealistic ideations of a teenager who thinks he's smarter than he actually is. Should I even interject the implausibility of the "love" story between the title character and Cynthia Nixon? As in wanting to kiss immediately after only one of them smoking? And her parents then walking in but not smelling the cigarette smoke? And so, after all is said and done, this movie is excellent for taking the best idealistic approach to nuclear warfare, but consequently deserves some derision for failing to understand that the Hollywood answers it provides in the the film could not possibly even begin to adequately address the complexities of the real world we live in.

Reviewed by bbr00ks 3 / 10 / 10

Unbelievably Dated and out of touch

I was around in the 80s but (fortunately) somehow missed this piece of tripe. Oh, John Lithgow is good and the acting is decent if stereotyped but the overall impression seems far, far from what the Director/Writer intended. Others have summarized the plot holes and premise issues although I could probably add that the whimsical soundtrack to the building of an atomic bomb as one more disjointed facet. However, the biggest problem with this movie for me was that it glorified a kid who did something incredibly stupid as a form of protest. In a world of terrorist acts,and school shootings every couple of months, all I could think of was how we are supposed to identify with this kid who seems to have more in common with those who run away to join IS or try to blow up their school to make some kind of point.

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