Dark Matter

2007

Action / Drama

15
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 3055

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Meryl Streep as Joanna Silver
Aidan Quinn as Jacob Reiser
Bill Irwin as Hal Silver
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1hr 28 min
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 4 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chriswhitenext 10 / 10

lyrical engagement with meaningful topic/ great acting

This movie is much better than it is given credit for, hence my 10/10. The plot exposes a topic that is very relevant to the reality of the academia now and for post-colonialism at large (I've taught at a top world university, a magnet for global inflow and life-or-death pressure to achieve; the frequency of suicides was not at all negligible). What makes the movie memorable is it does a great job with creating a subjective story: time stops, digresses and starts again, reality alternates with symbolic images in a very compelling rhythm that drags you in and takes you apart. Reminded me somewhat of "Requiem for a dream". Ye Liu and Meryl Streep both give great performances- subtle, fluid and convincing- that substantially support and enliven the story-line. So all in all, a very good movie that I would have felt sorry to miss. (And I may have missed it, what with the bad score and reviews on various sites).

Reviewed by OnlyNick 6 / 10

You Can Only Push So Far

I was empathetic toward Ye Liu for the first 75 minutes; it's like he just couldn't catch a break. It's not uncommon for genius and mental illness to co-exist, but jeez, did he have to do what he did?

Very loosely based on (the then) 28-year-old Gang Lu and the University of Iowa shooting on November 1, 1991. The former graduate student killed four members of the university's faculty and a student; he left another student seriously injured, before committing suicide.

This film is loosely (emphasis there) based on those events, but do we really need to see a school shooting? Yes, I think so. There were other options he could have explored, but then that wouldn't be much a movie now would it? Ironically it is the ending that allowed me to give Dark Matter the 6 stars that I did. I knew nothing about this movie before I watched it, but I was waiting for something to kick off – the plot summary just says he "reacts violently". I was getting a little bored before the end. I mean, I get it, he feels no one understands him, people are holding him back, or don't like him, or both...blah, blah, blah. He's like Gil Gunderson of The Simpsons: he just can't catch a break, poor guy. Well, you can only push a man so far.

I can see what the director, Shi-Zheng Chen, was doing with the constant disappointments in Liu's life. Chen really wanted us to feel for Liu, and to understand him. Perhaps he did this to help us make sense of Liu's senseless actions?

Art imitating life, imitating art. Or whatever.

Reviewed by hubcap-83293 3 / 10

Very much an Indie film....but the ending was a complete cop out

I'm not sure if the ending was so terrible due to lack of budget...or just terrible story telling. Either way....don't let the known actors in this film be your reason for watching it, as even their presence cannot redeem the ending of this film . It was obvious what yet needed to happen to vindicate the main character....and to punish the professor who all along was being built up as a jealous man trying to keep a dead theory in play for his own personal gains....but this you will not see....instead of the last 35-40 minutes of the film.....you see a murder suicide for a "Quick and cheap wrap!" Just another film dumped on the market in hopes of retrieving it's initial investment....which I seriously doubt it did.

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