• Dark Matter (2008)

Dark Matter

Release Date: April 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2009

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

Liu Xing (Ye Liu), a promising Chinese doctoral candidate accepted into an elite astronomy program in the United States, struggles to adjust to life in his new home. Xing finds an unlikely friend in university donor Johanna Silver (Meryl Streep) and a willing mentor in acclaimed professor Jacob Reiser (Aidan Quinn). But, when Xing's groundbreaking research begins to contradict Reiser's famed theories, Xing finds his dissertation derailed and his career in science speedily spiraling downward.

Cast: Ye Liu, Aidan Quinn, Meryl Streep, Blair Brown, Bill Irwin, Joe Grifasi, Lloyd Suh, Robert William Campbell

Director: Chen Shi-Zeng

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Saltmill Prods., American Sterling Productions

Keywords: Quest, Fall, 1990s, Revenge, Fascinating, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    An unsatisfying drama that premiered at Sundance '07 and was supposedly delayed because of the Virginia Tech shootings. show more

  • 75
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Hypnotic, culturally pertinent drama. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    The film does a fine job of displaying the contrasts between these tense, formalized Chinese students and the faux populist American academics. show more

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