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Particle Fever Reviews

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April 16, 2018
Considering the complexities of the subject matter, the film holds together surprisingly well. It's catnip for physics geeks, of course, but others with even a mild curiosity about the physical world can appreciate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 12, 2018
The movie could have been as dry as a NOVA episode, and indeed its weakest moments carry an arid whiff of PBS infotainment. For the most part, though, Particle Fever both captures and evokes the human tension behind the experiment.
March 9, 2016
I know nothing about any of this [science] and yet it's absolutely captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 11, 2015
Funny and fascinating, this is the kind of evidence that support why governments need to have long-term vision and invest in, not scale back, funding in research.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 3, 2014
Particle Fever shows how the theorists and experimenters need and respect each other, in the course of setbacks, disappointments, premature celebrations and public relations glitches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 2, 2014
You'll be entertained and, to whatever degree, you will not only learn something, you might have your whole understanding of the universe altered. Pretty good for ninety-nine minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 26, 2014
An adventure, a celebration, and a snapshot of investigation at its most essential and enthralling, Particle Fever is both intelligent and accessible.
July 15, 2014
This is a film that feeds the imagination and is the most exciting documentary so far in 2014.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 23, 2014
Particle Fever effectively generates appreciation for the tenacity and vision of scientists and the power of dogged curiosity to determine an entire life's path.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2014
Informative and exciting...an educational film that's uplifting in the best sense.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 25, 2014
Even a science dunce will walk away with a basic understanding of the project and a strong impression of the community around this important research...a film about the idealistic pursuit of knowledge...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 16, 2014
It offers a fascinating education, but it also serves as an urgent work of advocacy.
April 15, 2014
Trouble in Boson City but the spunky brainiacs of the Hadron Collider right the ship and identify the illusive link to the beginning of the universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 8, 2014
The fact that Mark Levinson's engrossing Particle Fever was edited by the great Walter Murch gives it a better pedigree than most documentaries.
April 8, 2014
[The film] serves as a needed reminder of the excitement of science, a practice that need not be left exclusively to nerds.
March 21, 2014
A subatomic thriller that not only captures one of mankind's most significant breakthroughs, it makes physics and physicists look hip.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 21, 2014
Its eventual slide into statistics comes to test patience, yet Levinson doesn't lose the essential theme of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 21, 2014
Brilliant new documentary about the largest scientific experiment in history.
March 21, 2014
Particle Fever explores with awe-inspiring precision, and in remarkably accessible language, how 10,000 scientists and engineers from around the world built what in effect is the ultimate test tube for particle physics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 20, 2014
We see science, and scientists - excitable, anxious, adorably nerdy scientists - freaking out as they're about to fire up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), one of the largest machines ever built by man.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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