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Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world, both past and present. An inspirational portrait of an iconic figure, Hawking relates his incredible personal journey from boyhood underachiever, to Ph.D. genius, to being diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease) and given just two years to live. Despite the constant threat of death, Hawking makes amazing scientific discoveries and rises to fame and superstardom. (c) IFC

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  • For a person who is keenly aware of the downside of fame - he worries that he is known as much for his illness as he is for his scientific discoveries - the storytelling falls short.

    Jan 31, 2014 | Full Review…
  • He talks a lot about his two wives. This makes Hawking unusually revealing, because his life has almost always been framed in terms of his mental brilliance.

    Jan 29, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As billed, an intimate look at a genius, but the science gets a major haircut here.

    Jan 29, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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  • The lasting takeaway from the film is how much there is to this man.

    Jan 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Hawking emerges from this as an inspirational man; with such a colossus, Finnigan could have afforded to be more questioning.

    Sep 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The focus is on Hawking's scientific achievements and celebrity status at the expense of much emotional content, but it's hardly fair to expect a warts-and-all portrait

    Sep 17, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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