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  • Summary: A detailed, historical documentary about the construction and capabilities of the United States military's B-52 bomber.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    There are few things as imposing -- or terrifying -- as the sight of the B-52, and the film is beautifully shot with an almost fetishistic passion.
  2. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    60
    Filmmaker Hartmut Bitomsky needs nothing more than the cold facts surrounding this awesome weapon to get across a message about the importance of peace.
  3. 60
    It is intermittently engrossing, though a little overextended for the deadpan approach that Mr. Bitomsky uses.
  4. That the Cold War was a wasteful charade proves Bitomsky's point amply enough, but his movie is a repetitive bore.
  5. The salvaging operations, and the scavenging of B-52 parts for retail recycling and junk art that seem to consume most of the film take it to tedium, and beyond.