A Beautiful Mind Reviews

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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.
February 4, 2014
Rich and stimulating, occasionally frustrating yet equally rewarding, and definitely one of the best films of the year.
February 4, 2014
A Beautiful Mind is not an insult to the intelligence, not quite. But it makes every effort to celebrate that uncommon faculty and at the same time play it down to the lowest common level.
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.
February 4, 2014
Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's clever solution is to turn the story of a troubled academic into a Hollywood thriller. How? He makes things up.
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.
February 24, 2013
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.
February 24, 2013
Crowe pulls out the stops, but he looks too bullish and controlled for such a pitiable victim.
February 24, 2013
The result is mainstream moviemaking at its highest, most satisfying level.
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.
September 30, 2010
Oscar-winning biopic is too intense for tweens.
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.
April 29, 2009
A masterpiece.
February 20, 2008
A typical Oscars movie. Solid, middle-brow and worthy.
January 28, 2008
Consistently engrossing as an unusual character study and as a trip to the mysterious border-crossing between rarified brilliance and madness.
July 23, 2007
I can't deny how solidly it's crafted, how well-acted, and, wonder of wonders, how intelligently written and directed.
July 14, 2007
I particularly enjoyed the fact that Nash comes across as quite fallible in the film despite his attempts at perfection. His character in the film is as unpredictable as I would expect the real Nash to be.
February 6, 2007
Unfortunately, as the picture goes on, the haunting of Nash by figments of his troubled mind becomes a trifle simplistic.
February 6, 2007
Director Ron Howard's deftness in suggesting the subjective experience of Crowe's character, who's later diagnosed with schizophrenia, makes for inspirational narrative, but certain plot points are so reductive.
December 30, 2006
If this were fiction, it would be an example of superior storytelling, and it's certainly gripping.
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