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A Beautiful Mind Reviews

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February 20, 2019
Granted, it's uplifting to see mental illness portrayed on the screen in a humane fashion and world-class intellectuals elevated to heroic status. But A Beautiful Mind feels contrived from beginning to end, a paint-by-the-numbers biography.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 20, 2019
This is stirring and absorbing stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2019
As competent, affecting biopics go, Mind won't win any prizes, but you've earned yourself the right for more awards consideration, mate.
February 19, 2019
A Beautiful Mind isn't really interested in Nash's thoughts, let alone anyone else's.
February 28, 2018
Ultimately the message is banal and rather repellent: brainwork wrecks your health.
February 27, 2018
Jennifer Connelly [works]. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2018
You've gotta hand it to Howard. He and A Beautiful Mind got me (and I bet will get you) interested in this subject for the first time since "new math" ruined it for most of us in high school.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2014
Crowe is called upon to do not much more than stare solicitously at the heavens, from where inspiration duly arrives, to the accompaniment of some predictably celestial music.
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.
October 21, 2014
The second, idealised, sentimentalised half of the film is torture, as we plod through the routine I'm-here-to-help psychiatrist, the walls plastered with cut-up newspapers and the what-happens-when-he-stops-taking-the-medicine stuff.
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.
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.
February 4, 2014
A Beautiful Mind is Howard's best movie, and easily one of the best movies of the year.
February 4, 2014
A Beautiful Mind is the best film yet from director Howard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 4, 2014
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.
February 4, 2014
Kudos to Crowe, who can go over the edge without going over the top.
February 4, 2014
Crowe is convincingly skittish and bounces enjoyably off Paul Bettany, while Jennifer Connelly earns her Oscar in the would-be thankless role of suffering wife. But this is as dishonest as Hollywood biography gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
February 4, 2014
Tthe film's overweening desire to be taken seriously gets in the way of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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