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A Beautiful Mind Reviews

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 21, 2014
Crowe's interpretation of this tortured genius is textured and complex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
October 21, 2014
You're well into the story before you can sift the facts from the hallucinations, a process that's made compelling by Russell Crowe's performance in the lead.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
October 21, 2014
The story also comes up with a clever way for Nash to fight his problem: He uses his mind. His illness is a puzzle, after all, and he's good at figuring out puzzles. You'll root for him.
Emanuel Levy
Screen International
October 21, 2014
Despite problems of structure and tone, and some crucial omissions from Nash's actual life, A Beautiful Mind has emerged as one of the season's most enjoyable and popular films.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 4, 2014
A Beautiful Mind is Howard's best movie, and easily one of the best movies of the year.
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2014
A Beautiful Mind is the best film yet from director Howard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
February 4, 2014
Kudos to Crowe, who can go over the edge without going over the top.
Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
February 4, 2014
A Beautiful Mind reveals only glimpses of the dark story beneath its sunny imagery, but the performances carry enough weight for it to stand for something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
February 4, 2014
The film's strength is certainly the towering performance of Crowe as Nash; he inhabits the man from the internal organs out and Jennifer Connelly's performance as Alicia is also outstanding.
Scott B.
IGN Movies
February 4, 2014
Rich and stimulating, occasionally frustrating yet equally rewarding, and definitely one of the best films of the year.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
February 4, 2014
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.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 24, 2013
Russell Crowe is a sensational actor who can apparently do anything he sets his own beautiful mind to, and he brilliantly portrays Nash from college days to retirement age.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
February 24, 2013
The result is mainstream moviemaking at its highest, most satisfying level.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 5, 2012
Cynics will hate it, but others will rightfully see it as a great cinematic accomplishment which is backed by excellent performances, great direction, a moving score and exquisite cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
Oscar-winning biopic is too intense for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
Crowe, Goldsman and Howard aren't trying to solicit love or tears for John Nash, as detractors bitterly claimed. "A Beautiful Mind" sought only acknowledgement of the silent, invisible and brave struggle that so many with mental illnesses endure each day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A masterpiece.

February 20, 2008
A typical Oscars movie. Solid, middle-brow and worthy.
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Todd McCarthy
January 28, 2008
Consistently engrossing as an unusual character study and as a trip to the mysterious border-crossing between rarified brilliance and madness.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
I can't deny how solidly it's crafted, how well-acted, and, wonder of wonders, how intelligently written and directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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