Dark MatterClosed Captioning
Chen Shi-Zheng, Kirk D'Amico & Linda Sophie Chiu
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About the Movie
Elite local patron Mary (Meryl Streep) welcomes Chinese student Ye Liu to Valley State University, where he enters with dreams of fame and a Nobel Prize. But cultural differences and school politics threaten his ambitions and result in unimaginable violence. Based on actual events, Dark Matter is a thrilling examination of the origins of the universe, the dark side of cutthroat academics, and the pursuit of the American dream.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 40
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 24
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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 fishbowl.
Rotten: Liu Ye is too inexpressive for his role's demands, and the movie doesn't build to his downfall: It just zaps itself there.
Rotten: A middling academic drama that passes pleasantly enough for roughly an hour before detouring into a tacked-on tragic climax.
Rotten: It is easy to see the film as two movies crammed together, neither of them being very good.
Wonderful film! must see!
A very well acted and intelligent film. I saw it at at sundance and was extremely impressed
Good beginning, lame finish
I've never heard that brilliant people shoot others. And I can't believe that he choose such lame job at the end.
Who chose the ending?
This movie was doing so well: great acting, insight into Chinese attitudes, comical at times, even Meryl Streep. Then this free-fall of a climax which I found completely unbelievable. I still liked the movie, before the massacre. Insight into an unseen world.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2009
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