The Professor and the Madman Reviews

May 25, 2019
Ironically, for a movie about words, the dialogue only sparks to life on rare occasion.
May 11, 2019
Simon Winchester's book was a best-seller, but you'd never know why from watching this turgid adaptation, which gives you the gist of these events with all the insight and heft of a B-minus high-school book report.
May 10, 2019
We'll never know where Shemran's movie truly lost its way, but its current form of saving face by sounding smart will make viewers want to simply move on from it, just like its star and director and have.
April 12, 2019
Gibson is fine; it's everything else that doesn't work.
July 11, 2019
Unlike the tome, this movie is neither useful nor necessary.
July 10, 2019
Unfortunately, the many subplots left me with a sense of confusion - and feeling like I had lost two years instead of two hours when it ended.
May 21, 2019
Gibson has a solid presence with a nice hint of lively wit, while the notably astonishing Penn channels Minor's madness and genius in intriguing parallel.
May 15, 2019
Surprising history of dictionary packs compassion, violence.
May 12, 2019
The movie works when it focuses on the story about a friendship between two men who are obsessed. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 10, 2019
Despite not being happy with the final product, [Mel] Gibson doesn't hold back and proves he still has the dramatic chops to deliver a memorable performance if studios would give him a chance.
May 10, 2019
... more exciting than reading the dictionary, but not by much.
May 9, 2019
There's something interesting in the central crisis of language, with the production capturing the fever of research and breakthroughs.
May 8, 2019
It could have been a more noble and genuinely intense film and it could have been better. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 7, 2019
A film that bores and feels like it never ends. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 21, 2019
Safinia goes from sensitivity to sentimentality, and offers a film with remarkable ups and downs, with notable passages and avoidable digressions. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 18, 2019
A biopic with no flavor or color that barely does any justice to its title characters. [Full Review in Spanish]