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A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)



Critic Consensus: A Brilliant Young Mind is tender and perceptive -- and intelligent enough to find a wealth of dramatic riches buried under well-trod narrative ground.

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This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher - whose roles are often reversed - and the unfathomable experience of first love - even when you don't understand what love is. (C) Pinnacle Films

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All Critics (74) | Top Critics (16)

It is a fully realized love story of rare spirit, the sort of deeply affecting film that can make you laugh until you are near tears, then drive you close to bawling.

October 1, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Parents and teachers of all the Nathans out there may be inclined to give "A Brilliant Young Mind" the full four stars; for the rest of us, it's small, smart, and satisfying.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Long after you've seen the film, you'll remember the wonderfully nuanced work of the cast, particularly Ms. Hawkins.

September 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/4
Chicago Sun-Times
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A strong cast elevates this sweet British drama.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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"A Brilliant Young Mind" is less stuffy than the usual cinematic ode to British smarts and schooling. But that still can't save this tale of eccentric genius from being profoundly conventional.

September 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Hawkins gives a performance of remarkable grace and sensitivity.

September 11, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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Audience Reviews for A Brilliant Young Mind


Exceedingly well acted this is a masterful story crafted in to an engrossing story about experiencing loss, love and feeling separated from everyone else due to disability. It explores how disadvantaged people are treated amongst regular people and their peers, you cannot help but feel sorry for Nathan right up until the end which is the only disappointing part of the film.

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