Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The film does a fine job of displaying the contrasts between these tense, formalized Chinese students and the faux populist American academics. Read full review
Hypnotic, culturally pertinent drama. Read full review
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. Read full review
Director Chen Shi-Zheng's film has a graceful energy, and three strong performances help make this serene drama - and its shocking conclusion - quietly moving. Read full review
This is a great film, to a point. Unfortunately the ending doesn't deliver, making the entire feature an exercise is wasted potential. But maybe that's the point. Read full review
The final act of Dark Matter is grim but unconvincing, and the shortfall leaves an ugly, exploitive taste in your mouth. Read full review
An unsatisfying drama that premiered at Sundance '07 and was supposedly delayed because of the Virginia Tech shootings. Read full review
Liu Ye is too inexpressive for his role's demands, and the movie doesn't build to his downfall: It just zaps itself there. Read full review
It’s hard to ask for juicier, or more timely, subject matter than high-pressure academic ambition turning violent, but to map the descent of a genius into madness isn’t a task to be taken lightly. Read full review
If only it weren't based on a true story. It might have been a good movie. Read full review
Even Streep seems lost
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