Rocket Science Reviews

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Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia
June 16, 2010
Well worth the wait, Rocket Science is a winning coming of age comedy with a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
June 16, 2010
It's intelligent, it doesn't go for the emotional jugular, it has an honesty about it that's refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 16, 2010
Here's a twist -- an American high-school movie that has a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 26, 2008
Each character has his or her own lovable peculiarity--from the friend's parents who play Violent Femmes duets on the cello to the speech therapist who gives too many details about his personal life--small details that don't threaten to overshadow Hal's s
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
This indie-minded effort suggests a filmmaker too enamored by his influences and struggling to establish a cogent vision of his own.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 6, 2008
Please, enough with Napoleon Dynamite Syndrome already.
Top Critic
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
February 27, 2008
Writer-director Jeffrey Blitz brings wit and pathos to the story of a compulsive stutterer.
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
February 13, 2008
Rocket Science is a story smothered by its own eccentricities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 3, 2008
Rocket Science brings the squirm-inducing comedy genre to new heights
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 31, 2008
...eventually comes off as an engaging and surprisingly affecting little drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Debate-team teen comedy is clever, unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper
September 29, 2007
A witty, touching and offbeat spin on the coming-of-age genre that also offers an amusing look into the surprisingly cut-throat world of high school debating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 29, 2007
Enjoyably offbeat comedy drama with likeable characters and a terrific script, though its relentlessly unconventional nature is ultimately frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Hoyle
Financial Times
September 29, 2007
Lovely performances all round create small-town competitiveness, frustrations and aspirations.
Anthony Quinn
Daily Telegraph
September 29, 2007
Blitz let the story tell itself in Spellbound; this time, he's trying too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
September 28, 2007
Needlessly cruel comedy.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 28, 2007
It isn't funny; it isn't touching; there's a screamingly annoying and supercilious voiceover-narration, and all its dramatic ideas are bafflingly unfinished and unresolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Cox
Daily Mail [UK]
September 28, 2007
There are few directors in recent years who've captured the goofy yearning of adolescence as tenderly as Blitz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2007
Compared to the likes of Election and Rushmore, Blitz's film is hardly top-of-the-class, but nonetheless in Hal Hefner - partly thanks to Thompson's fine work - he has crafted an enduring cult figure who deserves a sequel all of his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Charity
Total Film
September 28, 2007
Backed by a fine cast (including sardonic narrator Alec Baldwin), there's no argument: Blitz is a confident new voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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