Picks and Pans Review: Oppenheimer

updated 05/10/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/10/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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This timely portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer, with Sam Waterston as the brilliant nuclear physicist who fathered the A-bomb and later faced public dishonor, is well-meaning but slow-moving. It's the first installment of a seven-part American Playhouse docudrama. (Premiere)

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