BLAST! (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

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

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Noel Murray
AV Club

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

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Cole Smithey

a fascinating lesson in the Earth's microscopic place within the vast reaches of space. It's a history class like no other.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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

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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Mildly engaging, stylishly edited, sporadically provocative and suspenseful, but more analysis and insightful revelations would have made it a truly enlightening experience rather than an ultimately underwhelming one.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

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.

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Ronnie Scheib

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

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Combining hard science, human interest and suspense, BLAST! is a stimulating introduction to astrophysics and a fine tribute to scientists of all stripes who engage in taxing fieldwork.

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