Rocket Science
Rocket Science (2007)

Jeffrey Blitz's seriocomedy Rocket Science proves that many a handicap can be overcome, no matter how daunting the obstacle at hand may initially seem. Newcomer Reece Thompson plays Hal Hefner, a 15-year-old high-school student with a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 10, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Rocket Science appears to be a typically quirky indie, the well-rounded performances and director Jeffrey Blitz's clear affection for his characters gives the film its proper human spark.

Jen Chaney
Washington Post

Writer-director Jeffrey Blitz brings wit and pathos to the story of a compulsive stutterer.

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

The most complicated and original teenage characters we've seen in a movie in a very long time.

Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia

Well worth the wait, Rocket Science is a winning coming of age comedy with a difference.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

There's a lovely, fragile movie here; if only Blitz had had the faith to let it stand on its own two feet.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

The merits of Rocket Science are endlessly debatable, and this is nothing to sneeze at.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It's intelligent, it doesn't go for the emotional jugular, it has an honesty about it that's refreshing.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Blitz continues to make a case for himself as a filmmaker with rich, realistic stories to tell.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Quietly written and convincingly played, this coming-of-age story mines its rueful laughs from a thick vein of performance anxiety, in both senses of the term.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

Here's a twist -- an American high-school movie that has a brain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I spent the vast majority of this movie trying to decide whether, or not, I liked it. The characters were definitely interesting, but overall I don't think… More
Jake ....
I am a total, total sucker for these types of movies. With that in mind, I suppose it is a bit biased to say that I loved absolutely everything about this… More
Jim Hunter
A stutterer joins his high school debate team at the behest of a woman with whom he quickly falls in love. Anna Kendrick, whose performance in <i>Up in… More
Bruce Bruce
Ever get a film and wonder why you rented it. That fits this film 110 Minutes of wondering how did it get on my list. About a High School Student who falls in… More
Nicki Marie
I had high hopes for this one, (and even bought the damn thing before seeing it based on a good review. Grrr). Didn't do a lot for me at all. It was kind… More
Jennifer Xu
Slightly inspirational and sort of adorable, but too insubstantial and too self-aware to be more than a floaty little indie. I sort of like Anna Kendrick a lot… More