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Fat Man & Little Boy


In the remote desert of New Mexico, The Manhattan Project is materializingthe World War II effort to build the atomic bomb.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Fat Man] is not resoundingly disastrous. That would imply a certain energy.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

A compelling subject becomes an absolutely boring film. At times, it seems like little more than a schlocky TV movie, and it's anybody's guess why all these stars got on board with the project. The one truly moving plotline involves Kevin Spacey, who becomes the first man to die of radiation poisoning - terrifying, heartbreaking stuff, but not really worth the rental.

- saroz162, Friday, May 4, 2007

1 star

This movie was so boring and thankfully I had the background information to what was going on. I found that nobody who did couldn't really understand the movie. It is good acting and is fairly accurate when it comes to what really happened, but I could barely make it through the whole thing.

- AstuteDems, Sunday, February 4, 2007

3 stars

the history of the Manhattan Project, the atomic testing project that l...( read more )ed to the U.S. bombing of Japan during World War II (said bombs were dubbed "Fat Man" and "Little Boy").

- wizardoftacoma, Friday, December 29, 2006