A Brief History of Time

1992, Documentary, 1h 24m

19 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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In part an adaptation of cosmologist Stephen Hawking's popular book about his theories of the universe, this documentary also shows Hawking's daily life as he deals with the ALS that renders him virtually immobile and unable to speak without the use of computer. Hawking's friends, family, former classmates and peers are interviewed about not only his theories but the man himself. Director Errol Morris uses creative graphics to visually illustrate Hawking's complex ideas.

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  • Feb 17, 2019
    As conventional as a routine documentary made for television, it feels not only superficial in the way it covers Hawking's life and theories (sometimes even lacking in clarity) but also irritating as it doesn't let us know who the interviewees are (there are no captions whatsoever).
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2008
    Plays with your head - in a good way.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 06, 2007
    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.
    John B Super Reviewer

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