A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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Critic Consensus: The well-acted A Beautiful Mind is both a moving love story and a revealing look at mental illness.


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From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over this tragedy, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.

Rating: PG-13 (for intense thematic material, sexual content and a scene of violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Akiva Goldsman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 25, 2002
Box Office: $170.7M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for A Beautiful Mind

All Critics (204) | Top Critics (47)

Crowe's interpretation of this tortured genius is textured and complex.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

A Beautiful Mind is Howard's best movie, and easily one of the best movies of the year.

Full Review… | February 4, 2014
Associated Press
Top Critic

It's not a crime for the script to gloss over the thornier aspects of Nash's story, but the film seems totally unconvincing, squeezing a real life into a formula that's simultaneously more palatable and less interesting.

Full Review… | February 4, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

The result is one of the most successful attempts to make math look sexy, even if the movie strays - gallops, really - from the details of the actual life of Nobel Prize-winner John Forbes Nash Jr.

Full Review… | February 4, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's clever solution is to turn the story of a troubled academic into a Hollywood thriller. How? He makes things up.

Full Review… | February 4, 2014
Newsweek
Top Critic

It isn't the device that's so crude, but the execution, which turns Nash's persecutory demons into nuisances that won't leave us alone.

Full Review… | February 24, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Beautiful Mind

½

Altho the writing's sketchy here and there, I'm gonna go along with the majority opinion on this and say that here is perhaps Ron Howard's finest work, the jarring twist mid-film lasting until the end of the work as another math genius gets tried by their own I.Q. and bigtime (see "Proof"). Strangely, this is Connelly's film as the long suffering wife who takes the audience (us) by the hand and shows us "this is not real!" Liked Proof better, but whatcha gonna do?

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly give stunning, emotional performances in A Beautiful Mind. Ron Howard has crafted a masterful film that is a revealing look at mental illness and deserves to be seen. Brilliantly put together to create suspense, brilliantly acted to make us feel for the characters (Jennifer Connelly is astonishing), and a moving story of love and determination, A Beautiful Mind is a beautiful film.

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

"A Beautiful Mind" is a beautiful film. Crowe's performance is excellent (and almost makes me forget what a schmuck he's reported to be in real life.) I highly recommend this film.

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Christian C

Super Reviewer

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