(2000) Fail Safe

Another TV movie but with the billed cast, you wouldn’t even know it. Everything George Clooney does is fantastic, incredible actor. So is Don Cheadle, their chemistry is admirable.

Fail Safe basically all takes place in one room, which is something I have grown to love over the years. It really forces filmmakers to have to tell a good story in a creative way.

This is a Cold War film made in 2000 but some of the military mechanics felt almost like science fiction. It added another layer that I wasn’t expecting.

It’s really well paced and almost always tense. The ending really drives that home, seriously dark. My only one partial complaint might be (and I’m not even sure about this) the final frame. It feels both chilling and ever-so-slightly goofy.

Anyways, definitely check this one out if you’ve been following along this month and enjoy these Cold War TV movies.



Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

3 thoughts on “(2000) Fail Safe”

  1. Did you see the original with Henry Fonda? If not, I encourage you to do so, Ben. Clooney is very adept at telling older stories because he feels like a throwback to a bygone era. This is timely unfortunately. Good review.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. He seriously does look the part in any decade he’s portraying. I haven’t seen the original but I put it on my list! Is it the same exact story?

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