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Chernobyl May Be Great TV, But Accurate It Is Not

One month after its rapturous reception in the United States, the HBO disaster film Chernobyl has finally made it to Australia. The critics are all agog, and for once the public seems to agree. The miniseries has achieved the highest-ever rating awarded by fans on IMDb, the widely-used Internet Movie Database.

And, truth be told, it’s not a bad film.

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