Dark Matter

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Released 2007

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Liu Xing is a scholarship boy from China, newly arrived in Salt Lake City, a graduate student in cosmology, in Utah to study in Professor Reiser's prestigious program. Back in China, Liu Xing's parents are proud of him, and he dedicates himself to fulfilling their hopes. All the graduate students in the program work on projects that extend and further Reiser's model of the origins of the universe. Liu Xing does well until his own theories move him away from Reiser's. Will Reiser and the department recognize Liu Xing's brilliance? Can the young man's benefactor, Joanna Silver, intercede?

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Dark Matter, with its view of cutthroat politics and competing egos inside a university, is also laudable in its refusal to soft-pedal the viciously petty side of the academic fish...

  • 50

    Variety Justin Chang

    Never fully succeeds in burrowing under its protagonist's skin, despite conspicuous effort.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    It is easy to see the film as two movies crammed together, neither of them being very good.

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