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Hawking Reviews

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January 31, 2014
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.
January 29, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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January 29, 2014
As billed, an intimate look at a genius, but the science gets a major haircut here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 28, 2014
The lasting takeaway from the film is how much there is to this man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2013
If the film feels at times like a geeky version of MTV's Cribs, it's also a fascinating telling of Hawking's unusual life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2013
If you're unfamiliar with Hawking's theories on black holes and the Big Bang, this doc won't enlighten you. There's only a basic summary of his work before it's deemed too complex for anyone but cosmologists to grasp.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2013
It's involving, but the straightforward approach doesn't say much that we don't already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2013
An engaging documentary about the world-famous physicist that emphasizes the challenges of his personal life and the resilience of his humor and spirit.
September 19, 2013
Hawking emerges from this as an inspirational man; with such a colossus, Finnigan could have afforded to be more questioning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
The PR-stamped guide to Stephen Hawking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2013
Si monumentum requiris, see this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2013
It marshals its facts thoughtfully, and makes a decent stab at presenting a whole man - flawed yet unique. On its own terms, as a modest Brief History, it's fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
Stephen Hawking proves to be an entertaining storyteller in this autobiographical documentary in which, with the help of two cowriters, he takes us on a trip through his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
Engaging and moving documentary that takes an informative trip through Hawking's life and career and gains credence from being told in Hawking's own words ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2013
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2013
Smartly crafted. An engaging, inspirational portrait of as unlikely an iconic figure as the last half-century has produced.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 16, 2013
The problem here is not the material, it's what Finnigan does - or doesn't - do with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2013
A genuinely three-dimension life portrayal of an extraordinary mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 16, 2013
As a biopic, Hawking favours depth at the expense of breadth, but it does so with insight and elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 15, 2013
Fascinating and deeply moving. Brings out Hawking's humility, warmth and wit. The best doc about Stephen Hawking ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
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