Abramorama | Release Date: March 5, 2014
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MarcDoyleMar 12, 2014
I never would have anticipated that a documentary about particle physics would bring a tear to my eye. But this one did. Such an outstanding work. The filmmaker made some outstanding choices as to who to interview and how to explain suchI never would have anticipated that a documentary about particle physics would bring a tear to my eye. But this one did. Such an outstanding work. The filmmaker made some outstanding choices as to who to interview and how to explain such complex science in such a palatable and entertaining fashion. As I was watching this film, I thought to myself that it's so refreshing hearing from some truly brilliant people as opposed to the politicians, talking heads and celebrities whose yapping we're inundated with on a daily basis. This is also the first film in years that actually made me miss school. If you know a kid who is interested in science, you must get her to this film before it leaves theaters. Expand
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PhelixApr 3, 2014
Complex subject superbly packaged into digestible and exciting entertainment. How the film maker accomplished this is almost as baffling as the Higgs itself.
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quincytheodoreMay 31, 2015
Answering fundamental questions by scientist for casual viewers. I'll admit I have no knowledge of physics whatsoever and some parts of the documentary are honestly a bit too complex for me, yet the commitment as these men and women pursueAnswering fundamental questions by scientist for casual viewers. I'll admit I have no knowledge of physics whatsoever and some parts of the documentary are honestly a bit too complex for me, yet the commitment as these men and women pursue their craft will not be lost to anyone. Particle Fever is a documentary about Higgs particle and the long arduous journey to discover, or rather prove its existence. It's made entirely from footage of the actual scientists and impressive shots over the colossal machinery.

The production crew knows how to intrigue and inspire audience. It often uses clean colorful visual, nifty graphic as well as the panoramic shots to showcase the size of the Large Hadron Collider. The scientists themselves present monologues to explain the subject to the audience, some clips are even taken from seminar or actual conference. It gives a sense of involvement as they focus with the mainly basic problems anyone can follow.

However, it does tend to be overly complex at latter half, which is understandable. Some of the on-screen people have dedicated their lives for this, they are not characters. While the details might not be identifiable for everyone, the scale of massive undertaking and the way it affects those who worked tirelessly for this effort are easily apparent.
This is a work to inspire, giving more understanding to the famously hyped god particle. It's visually engaging and effectively entices casual audience to gaze on the science behind it.
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tethysdustOct 28, 2016
The documentary gives an accurate look at the world of high energy particle physics. I think they did a great job in making the material accessible for a lay audience, and Monica Dunford was an excellent contact for communicating theThe documentary gives an accurate look at the world of high energy particle physics. I think they did a great job in making the material accessible for a lay audience, and Monica Dunford was an excellent contact for communicating the experience of the Higgs discovery from a post-doc perspective. Expand
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