The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

Biopic on renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. New Zealander Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity and produces, having tenaciously pursued the project since 2004. Directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire).

Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Hawking embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time.

While Jones was nominated for an Oscar, Redmayne won an Academy Award for his performance as well as a Golden Globe. In total, the film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Best Actor (Redmayne), Academy Awards 2015; Best British Film, Actor (Redmayne) and Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 BAFTA Awards; Best Actor (Drama) for Redmayne and Best Original Score, 2015 Golden Globes
2014Rating: PG, Mild themes123 minsUK
BiographyDramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance

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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Stephen Hawking is without doubt one of the great minds of our time and demonstrably a champion for the cause of overcoming insurmountable obstacles. Yet when it comes to mainstream cinema, the Hollywood factory line would normally break down in the face of a wheelchair-bound hero spouting mind-breaking astrophysics through a mechanical voice.

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Variety

Variety

Can’t help but recall earlier disability dramas like “My Left Foot” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”

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Total Film

Total Film

A lovingly balanced biopic that fends off award-gobbling clichés. Smarts + heart = a winner: it’s a simple equation, but Marsh makes it add up.

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Time Out

Time Out

At its best (which is often), director James Marsh’s affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking plays deftly against schmaltz.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a film to leave you reeling but cheered, too. It's about battling love, as well as illness. A universal story, extracted from a unique one.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Despite a handsome production and two genuinely brilliant lead performances, The Theory Of Everything stumbles into virtually every pitfall that afflicts biopics about geniuses.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Lacks big highs, the lows are few and far between.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A compassionate and inspiring look at an extraordinary life, anchored by two of the best performances of the year.

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