A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Academy Award-winning biopic about a gifted mathematician and his struggle to maintain his crippling mental health. Directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13), stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris.

John Nash (Crowe) stood out at Princeton not just for his mathematical brilliance but also his asocial behaviour. Even amongst the greatest minds at the university, his genius was unparalleled, creating completely original theorem and solving the most perplexing of problems. However, as his battle with schizophrenia worsens, so does his grip on reality.

Winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director (Ron Howard) at the 2002 Academy Awards. Best Film (Drama), Golden Globes 2002.
2001Rating: M, Adult themes130 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Ron Howard ('Cocoon', 'Apollo 13', 'Ransom', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Frost/Nixon')
Writer:
Akiva Goldsman
Cast:
Russell CroweEd HarrisJennifer ConnellyChristopher PlummerPaul BettanyAdam GoldbergJosh LucasAnthony Rapp

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A Beautiful Mind / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Serious-minded but lively film is distinguished by an exceptional performance by Russell Crowe.

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Total Film

Total Film

Superb, Oscar-calibre performances in a fascinating tale of feverish '50s paranoia, Cold War intrigue and some very, very complicated algebra.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Should be intellectually rejected, but you can't quite banish it from your mind.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Sadly, Howard blands out in the final third, using old-age makeup and tear-jerking to turn a tough true story into something easily digestible. Until then, you'll be riveted.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Crowe brings the character to life by sidestepping sensationalism and building with small behavioral details.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

When the film does succeed, it almost seems to do so despite itself.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Certainly gripping. Whether you can fully enjoy its many strengths depends on how comfortable you are with a real, tortured and ultimately tragic life being forced into Hollywood's formulaic straitjacket.

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