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BLAST! (2009)



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Filmmaker Paul Devlin follows his brother, Dr. Mark Devlin, and a dedicated team of fearless astrophysicists as they take a spectacular journey into the heart of the Big Bang. There comes a point in everyone's life when they begin to wonder about the origins of the universe, and Dr. Devlin's world-class team turns that heady speculation into a full-time job as they prepare to launch a multi-million-dollar telescope affixed to a NASA high-altitude balloon. When it comes to a sensitive job like this, it's important to ensure that the smallest details have all been accounted for because the misplacement of a single microchip could lead to major disaster. Now, as the team transports their telescope from the Canadian North down to Antarctica, the sacrifices, failures, and triumphs of their remarkable journey are captured on camera for the joy of astrophysics fanatics everywhere. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

Communicates the joys and heartbreaks of scientific creativity without unduly taxing viewers who don't know dark matter from pancake batter.

February 2, 2010 | Full Review…

If you really have a need to see Blast! wait for it to find its rightful place on cable.

June 12, 2009 | Full Review…

Directed by Paul Devlin, this absorbing documentary flirts with metaphysics...but mostly it keeps an amused eye on the effort of these driven brainiacs to set aloft an extremely sophisticated and fragile recording device.

June 12, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's a matter-of-factness to BLAST! that overcomes the documentary's lack of one strong thread.

June 11, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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While the portrayal of collaboration is respectable, and the balloon enchanting as it shimmers skyward, jellyfish-like, the doc is too flat for its own good.

June 10, 2009 | Full Review…

The pic climaxes in absurdism worthy of Herzog's doomed mad geniuses.

June 8, 2009 | Full Review…

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