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Underwater Dreams (2014)

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The boys put their heads together and hilariously came up with a brilliant solution. Twelve hours later, armed with 8 super-plus tampons to plug the leak in Stinky's mechanical housing, the robot was lowered into the pool again. Only this time, Stinky performed admirably. Fast forward to a shocking result. This rag-tag high school team of undocumented Mexican boys did what no one thought possible - they won!. The competition, however, was only the beginning. These boys forged a legacy that could

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Has a few weak points but still manages to convey a satisfying underdog tale.

July 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Modest yet meaningful, "Underwater Dreams" has a political point of view, shining light on underground Americans who deserve recognition.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The film is dismayingly formless, every point is made too many times, and there's too little drama or revelation here.

July 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.

July 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Underwater Dreams unfurls as a cautious American fable of sorts.

July 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

As captivating as it is important, Mary Mazzio's seemingly modest tract about immigration achievement grabs you by the heart, as it grows and grows into something big and vital.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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It is a powerful, inspirational film which demonstrates there is a vast untapped reservoir of human potential in this country.

July 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

As an underdog competition film, it lacks suspense yet wins in personality. When it becomes an issue doc focused on immigration, though, is where it's most triumphant.

July 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Nonfics

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