General Information

Glossary: D
Released Year: 2007
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Chen Shi-Zheng
Casts: Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Erick Avari, Rob Campbell, Taylor Schilling, Blair Brown, Liu Ye, Peng Chi, Jodi Russell
IMDB: Dark Matter (2007)

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IMDB Rating: 6.1


TV Guide Magazine - Ken Fox
Hypnotic, culturally pertinent drama.
Chicago Reader - J.R. Jones
First-time director Chen Shi-Zheng shows great sensitivity to the pressure and isolation felt by Chinese brains at American universities, and the relationship between Liu and Quinn provides a rare look at the intellectual serfdom of graduate study.
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 fishbowl.
Film Threat - Unnamed
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.
Christian Science Monitor - Peter Rainer
Chen Shi-Zheng, well regarded as an opera and theater director, makes his feature film debut.

Dark Matter (2007)

Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the study of dark matter and a theory that conflicts with the group's model. When he begins to make breakthroughs of his own, he encounters obstructions.