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Rocket Science Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
February 27, 2008
Writer-director Jeffrey Blitz brings wit and pathos to the story of a compulsive stutterer.
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.
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
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
September 28, 2007
There's a lovely, fragile movie here; if only Blitz had had the faith to let it stand on its own two feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 28, 2007
It's a small, gently understated film and a poignant tale of a young lad trying find his true voice. Word up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
September 28, 2007
Spellbound director Jeffrey Blitz fails to recapture the magic of his spelling bee doc with his latest effort - despite the best efforts of the talented unknowns that make up the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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