The Man Who Knew Infinity Reviews

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August 15, 2019
The Man Who Knew Infinity is moving, but not as compelling as the real life story of the genius it celebrates. The definitive film on Ramanujan remains to be made...
April 17, 2019
Writer-director Matthew Brown keeps it simple, but even those of us who barely skated through high school math are left wanting more explanation of Ramanujan's influence.
April 12, 2019
The Man Who Knew Infinity tells a good, if standard story and I'm glad I saw it.
April 4, 2019
A sincere treatment with better pacing than similar films, The Man Who Knew Infinity is really at its best when showcasing its brilliant lead performers.
August 23, 2018
"The Man Who Knew Infinity" isn't a terrible biopic, but as a film, it plays it too safe and keeps its characters from being fully realized.
November 7, 2017
The period detailing - be it a rustic locale or sophisticated surroundings - is quite superb. Brown also tries to give the story an emotional touch, to good effect. And in fact, it is this which makes this film both enjoyable and gripping.
October 31, 2017
The movie works. It tells an important story and it does make a meal out of the subject.
October 24, 2017
Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as his Cambridge mentor both impress and there's a top-notch supporting cast that includes Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam and the late Richard Johnson, whose last film this was.
September 26, 2017
You can't help but wish that writer-director Matthew Brown had been able to find some way to impart to viewers the nature of Ramanujan's importance other than having his Trinity College sponsor (Jeremy Irons) rhapsodize about his brilliance.
September 20, 2017
There is something almost spiritual about this film that makes it more than just a maths biopic.
September 12, 2017
The Man Who Knew Infinity is persuasive and quite surprising.
August 29, 2017
The Man Who Knew Infinity brings to life a genius long overdue for recognition.
August 24, 2017
While [Srinivasa] Ramanujan was a fascinating figure in real life, his movie representation is opaque and uninteresting. It doesn't add up.
February 7, 2017
The movie is fairly formulaic [but] Irons delivers a masterclass in cranky eccentricity and buttoned-up reserve.
January 2, 2017
An intriguing story told in generic fashion, Infinity gets good value from irons and a dignified swansong from the late Richard Johnson.
January 1, 2017
Matt Brown's workmanlike direction ties things up neatly but fails to elicit enough empathy for the central characters of the young number-cruncher and his tutor-cum-collaborator.
January 1, 2017
The story unfolds pretty much as expected.
December 30, 2016
Want to know more about Ramanujan? Read one of the books about him, or check out the documentary on the man. Want a serviceable, but routine biopic? Look no further.
December 10, 2016
Fascinating tale of an autodidact who died at the age of 32 leaving behind a body of work that ranks among the 20th century's most valuable.
October 4, 2016
A fable of personal growth and rising above, that succeeds in making a critique of the british xenophobe right wing that keeps growing in present day. [Full review in Spanish]
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