The Man Who Knew Infinity Reviews

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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.
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 12, 2016
[It] takes an incredible true story - about an impoverished Indian man whose Jedi math skills helped him triumph over race, class and bad food in early 20th century England - and telescopes it into a well-made yet predictable tale of inspiration.
May 12, 2016
The multiplexes are full of films that promise little more than a forgettable good time. "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is just as entertaining, but far more substantial.
May 12, 2016
It's predictable - throughout the film, I kept thinking that I'd seen it before - and a bit sentimental, yet thoroughly pleasant.
May 6, 2016
The Man Who Knew Infinity stands on its own merit, thanks in great measure to Patel and Irons, who give us two engaging characters.
May 6, 2016
It touches on serious - and ridiculously complex - ideas but always cuts them down to manageable, middle-brow morsels.
May 5, 2016
It's all a bit much and a bit spot-on, but oh, is it ever lovely to look at and suffused with sincere emotion.
May 5, 2016
Details the racial antagonism Ramanujan encountered on campus, and there's a weak romantic subplot involving the wife he left behind in Madras.
May 5, 2016
"The Man Who Knew Infinity" tells a great story. It's just that it's a little too by-the-book to make anything other than a so-so movie.
May 5, 2016
"The Man Who Knew Infinity" is a good movie about a great subject, but one that should have been better.
May 5, 2016
It's pretty dull, sorry to say.
Top Critic
May 5, 2016
Its craft is evident, its sincerity is admirable, and it's the kind of movie about which you can say, "There's not a hair out of place," and mean it.
May 5, 2016
"The Man Who Knew Infinity" shines a welcome light on a lesser-known figure in mathematics, but it isn't as illuminating as it could have been.
May 4, 2016
At last, a film even mathematicians can love! How long have we waited for a decent telling of the story of the self-taught Indian genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was to mathematics as Charlie Parker was to music or Don Bradman to cricket.
May 4, 2016
It's predictable but poignant.
May 2, 2016
"The Man Who Knew Infinity," based on Kanigel's book, and directed by Matthew Brown, feels sluggish and stuck, and it hits an insoluble crux.
April 29, 2016
A mannered and milquetoast period biopic about the short life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
April 29, 2016
Irons gives a deft performance as a man who is both entranced and flummoxed by his disciple, but the role itself is in most ways skimpily conceived.
April 28, 2016
If "The Man Who Knew Infinity" had been more concerned with the soul of a raw talent instead of the learn-and-earn ethos of so much accomplishment cinema, it might have produced something soulful rather than something institutional.
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