Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Nov 29, 2011
    80
    The unveiling is unnerving, and suggests that some dangers are now permanently beyond our control.
  2. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Nov 29, 2011
    75
    Volker Sattel takes us on a blank-eyed tour of the country's biggest plants (plus a few from Austria), exposing both the tenuous balance of precision and innovation that has provided 20th-century Western society with its most controversial power source.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 1, 2011
    60
    Somehow the happy screams of children whirling above a neutered reactor sound a lot less comforting than they should.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Nov 29, 2011
    60
    Once that point is made, this push-pull settles into a certain lulling monotony, wandering a wilderness of wires, cooling towers, and a thousand other inscrutable devices, but it is a monotony with an undertone of menace.

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