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      To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb

      2023 1 hr. 27 min. Biography Documentary History War TRAILER for To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb: Trailer 1 List
      Reviews 88% 50+ Ratings Audience Score The true story of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer's journey from driven and ambitious scientist to remorseful and tormented man struck hard by the gravity of what he had done. Oppenheimer was tapped to direct the weapons laboratory at Los Alamos during the infamous Manhattan Project, the government research project formed to create the atomic bomb. The narrative centerpiece of To End All War is the Trinity test in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945. For Oppenheimer, the successful detonation of the first atom bomb validates years of tireless work. But in this moment of seeming triumph -- as the first mushroom cloud ever seen envelops the pre-dawn sky -- Oppenheimer sees before him a destructive power of almost supernatural magnitude. As he would say later, he feels he has become "death, the destroyer of worlds..." and life will never be the same. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Harsh C Well paced and interesting perspective on the man and the political context of the development and use of the first atomic weapons. Watch this and skip the Nolan movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Dan R As 'Oppenheimer' gains rave reviews in cinemas NBC Studios recently released 'To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb' onto TV. SYNOPSIS: 'Exploring how one man's brilliance, hubris and relentless drive changed the nature of war forever.' This documentary gives a detailed and insightful look into the scientist's rise and fall. There are some genuinely compelling details here with various perspectives of his work and his life. The documentary format gives the viewer the chance to brush up on history before or after tackling the fictional exploration of its subject matter in the cinema. A really well made documentary. 7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review Matt S Watch this great documentary, loved the film footage. Then read the book American Promethious to fill detail into the gaps, like how much Straus hated Oppie. Then, see the movie! Perfect trifecta. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/22/23 Full Review J, B A really well made documentary. At 1.5 hrs long this film pieces original footage and thoughtful commentary into a gripping documentary of an important piece of the 20th century. Right now I'm not really interested in seeing the 3 hour Christopher Nolan extravaganza. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/21/23 Full Review Colin U A very well produced and insightful view into the life of Oppenheimer and the moral and political challenges he confronted. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review Patrick D I honestly loved it. I liked the story of for it's polarizing choices of the time. The intelligence and the courage to take on with the challenge of saving our nation or possibly destroying our world. I was interested from the moment it started. I was rivited. I would recommend watching it to anyone with an opportunity. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Farah Cheded A Good Movie To Watch [Its] combination of ultimately non-threatening treatment with some genuinely compelling nuggets of perspective makes To End All War a quick, largely un-challenging way to brush up on history before or after tackling fictional exploration of its subject. Rated: 60/100 Jul 28, 2023 Full Review Jim Schembri jimschembri.com The film offers a detailed deep dive into Oppenheimer’s life, incorporating interviews with associates and experts, though perhaps the most moving remarks come from a well-spoken Japanese civilian who survived the nuclear wrath of Oppenheimer’s creation. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 27, 2023 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Whether one watches To End All War ahead of watching Oppenheimer or out of curiosity, it's an insightful look into the scientist's rise and fall. Rated: 4/5 Jul 9, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The true story of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer's journey from driven and ambitious scientist to remorseful and tormented man struck hard by the gravity of what he had done. Oppenheimer was tapped to direct the weapons laboratory at Los Alamos during the infamous Manhattan Project, the government research project formed to create the atomic bomb. The narrative centerpiece of To End All War is the Trinity test in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945. For Oppenheimer, the successful detonation of the first atom bomb validates years of tireless work. But in this moment of seeming triumph -- as the first mushroom cloud ever seen envelops the pre-dawn sky -- Oppenheimer sees before him a destructive power of almost supernatural magnitude. As he would say later, he feels he has become "death, the destroyer of worlds..." and life will never be the same.
      Director
      Christopher Cassel
      Executive Producer
      Christopher Cassel, Liz Cole, Molly O'Brien, Elizabeth Fischer, Noah Oppenheim
      Distributor
      Peacock
      Production Co
      NBC News Studios
      Genre
      Biography, Documentary, History, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 10, 2023
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