Sunday, 30 October 2011
The Manhattan Project Review
One good part about this film is the performance by Lithgow. That isn't surprising though. He is a very good actor. The rest is average to bad. While the general idea of the story is good, the way it was told is not. There are just way too many holes in everything that allow the whole thing to develop. I know it was the 80s and technology wasn't as advanced back then but I'm still pretty sure that security at a top secret nuclear facility would have been better than it was in this movie. Then there's the question of the kid's motives. They try to make it a morality play but you always get the feeling that it's all just to get into Cynthia Nixon's pants. The motives are never clear and you just don't really care by the time it's all done.
Don't see it. It may have been OK 25 years ago. But it does not stand the test of time.