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  • Summary: Underwater Dreams chronicles how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and challenge engineering powerhouse MIT.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jul 11, 2014
    70
    [A] moving and insightful piece.
  2. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Jul 11, 2014
    60
    Modest yet meaningful, Underwater Dreams has a political point of view, shining light on underground Americans who deserve recognition.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jul 13, 2014
    60
    Though cheerful and highly polished, the doc's storytelling is less effective than it might've been, a failing balanced by the likability of its lead characters and the scrappy spirit of their project.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jul 8, 2014
    30
    The film is dismayingly formless, every point is made too many times, and there's too little drama or revelation here.

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