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Sputnik Mania Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 13, 2008
Sputnik Mania plays, discreetly, like a negative love story between superpowers. Sure they moved on to other enemies, but they still haven't gotten over each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 14, 2008
For those too young to remember, Sputnik Mania documents the fear and anxiety that gripped the United States half a century ago when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite in October 1957.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 14, 2008
The archival footage here is great, and the cosmos-conquering craziness will satisfy space-race nuts. But the small budget is obvious, so director David Hoffman couldn't go from the Earth to the moon on every detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 14, 2008
David Hoffman's documentary Sputnik Mania is an account of that Soviet satellite's effect on the American consciousness.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
March 14, 2008
Clips from old television broadcasts make this space documentary entertaining.