Hot on the heels of HBO’s mind-blowingly fantastic 2019 miniseries about the 1986 nuclear meltdown, this documentary doesn’t offer a whole lot more information, but it does lend a bit more harrowing realism in the sense that we’re seeing the actual people and actual events as they happened. Not for the squeamish, certainly, but still a fascinating look at one of the most captivating disasters (and humanitarian crises) in recent history.

4/5 stars