Based on actual events, director Shi-Zheng Chen embodies a story of a student trying to reach his dream. He is a Chinese college student who responds violently when his chances of winning the Nobel Prize are gone. After failing to get what he wants, the student's life is transformed because of the school policy he faced.
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April 18, 2008 There is no need for a scene in which your hero loses touch with reality via cockeyed camera trickery and thumping techno music.Read in Source
July 05, 2011 Xing is surprised to discover Western academics are just as ruthless as communist apparatchiks and, ill equipped emotionally to handle humiliation, he takes his guns to town.Read in Source
October 18, 2008 The film does a fine job of displaying the contrasts between these tense, formalized Chinese students and the faux populist American academics.Read in Source
New York Post
April 11, 2008 There's little in Billy Shebar's script, the rambling direction by theater and opera helmer Chen Shi-Zheng - or Liu Ye's impassive performance as the student.Read in Source
April 16, 2008 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 in Source
March 25, 2009 Buttressed by outstanding, unpredictable performances and a beguiling mood of raw nerve collegiate ambition, Matter develops erratically but intelligently.Read in Source
San Francisco Chronicle
May 02, 2008 There is nothing wrong with taking inspiration from actual events, but it's a tricky business, and Dark Matter does no one right by sticking to the shocking conclusion.Read in Source
August 08, 2009 Begins with a shot of Meryl Streep practicing tai chi, and therein lies a precise encapsulation of the film's attitude toward the intersection of Eastern and Western culturesRead in Source
Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2008 It is easy to see the film as two movies crammed together, neither of them being very good.Read in Source
December 07, 2008 Poignantly and sympathetically gets inside the confused head of an Asian immigrant rarely seen in film, a grad student flummoxed by American culture and academic politics.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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