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A Brief History of Time is an elegant, inspirational and mysterious movie. Morris turns abstract ideas into haunting images, and keeps them spinning in the air with the finesse, and playfulness, of a master juggler.
Few of us can judge Hawking's intellect, but any of us can sense that fire, that insistence of self on self.
A Brief History delivers a clear, often fascinating precis on the investigations and beliefs of one of the world's leading scientific theorists. Yet Morris is too shrewd a documentarian to miss the drama of Hawking's life.
Morris. Hawking. Two of my favorite artists together. It couldn't miss, and it didn't.
[The film has] a sophisticated agenda that's more about association than data or personal trivia, and Morris' philosophy takes it to places a conventional documentary could never go.
A really fun ride.
It's accessible, informative and entertaining.
A capable documentary, but the title's misleading. It's more about Hawking himself than the book this docu takes its name from.
Plays with your head - in a good way.
It has the potential to be a snoozefest but it is well shot and therefore both the film and subject keep your interest. Everyone should have the experience of seeing what spending time with Mr. Hawking is really like.
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