Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. An inspirational documentary that treats thinkers (so often the villains of our entertainments) as heroes.
  2. 83
    The man (Apted) behind the excellent "7 Up" series has put a human face to science, making the seemingly abstruse both accessible and easily relatable.
  3. Despite its ultimate lack of intellectual substance, Me and Isaac Newton is still inspiring. All seven of its subjects are fascinating, and most are extremely likable. Mr. Apted has done them all a huge favor.
  4. An elegant and rather even-tempered documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    As each scientist chronicles his or her story, one is impressed by the place that unswerving motivation and determination has assumed in the work.
  6. Hey, kids! Skip the job fairs and go directly to a screening of Me & Isaac Newton.
  7. 75
    Makes for fascinating viewing.
  8. 70
    You don't have to be a chem-lab wonk to be seduced by the seven scientists who discuss their work and lives in this engaging film.

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