September 28, 2018 (Limited)
Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief language
Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens...
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The best single moment of Science Fair
occurs in the first few seconds of the National Geographic doc (and can also be seen in the trailer), not typically when you want your film to peak. But this scene, of a flamboyantly excited young man discovering he won a prestigious award, merely sets the stage for an entertaining if straightforward look at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the high school students who take part, who are much, much smarter than you or I. Full movie review »