The Man Who Knew Infinity Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 30, 2016
As with so much here, the odd couple's increasingly close relationship is overstated, and Hardy's speech to his colleagues about making Ramanujan a Fellow of the Royal Society is as insistent and pleading as the movie, on the whole, seems to be.
September 22, 2016
The film ends up being a draft of what could have been and its director doesn't manages to go beyond that. [Full review in Spanish]
August 26, 2016
... a formulaic Merchant-Ivory style soap opera that plays up the dramatic aspects of the subject's life while assuring us of his brilliance by having others marvel at theorems a mainstream audience couldn't be expected to understand.
August 2, 2016
Conventional biopic The Man Who Knew Infinity focuses less on its protagonist, the Indian mathematician S. Ramanujan, than on the Brits who worked with him.
June 19, 2016
The vibrant story of a mathematical genius set during the golden age of western mathematics is diluted with a slow script and tedious melodrama.
June 3, 2016
This film has more shots of characters reacting to pieces of paper than any movie I can think of, and that includes "The Paper." If only those pieces of paper could talk back, "Infinity" might end up being gripping drama.
May 27, 2016
Highly respected contemporary mathematicians produced and consulted on the film, so at least they got the math right, if little else.
May 20, 2016
When one of the most enlightening moments of a film comes during the postscript (black holes!), you know there's a problem - one that has nothing to do with math.
May 17, 2016
An intriguing story with interesting characters, but with very little soul or passion.
May 13, 2016
The movie is made competently enough, but the problem is there isn't a whole lot at stake here .
May 12, 2016
The biographical drama The Man Who Knew Infinity tells of one of the world's most brilliant mathematicians, but only sometimes reaches past the prosaic.
May 12, 2016
In same parts the british imperalism as the racist component of the higher learning institutions are grave issues that are almost completely ignored in this film. [Full review in Spanish]
May 12, 2016
Painfully average filmmaking.
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