The Theory of Everything Reviews

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October 18, 2017
[It] seems more certain of what it does not want to do than what it does.
January 28, 2015
Watching him [Eddie Redmayne] slumped in an electric wheelchair, simulating the effects of Hawking's motor neurone disease, it's easy to forget you're looking at an actor.
January 5, 2015
Pleasing to watch... but [leaves] little lasting impression.
January 5, 2015
There's a mischievous quality to Redmayne that seems a good match with the wit Hawking has always managed to convey with a raised eyebrow and a mechanically-voiced quip.
January 5, 2015
If the film unfolds like a fairytale, at least it's a fairytale that doesn't often get told.
Top Critic
January 5, 2015
There's little acrimony in The Theory of Everything, which may reflect Hawking's actual outlook or just the movie's puppyish desire to please.
January 5, 2015
Director Marsh is a gifted documentarian, but at this point, his dramatic technique is too shallow to get inside his characters' heads.
January 5, 2015
The film both adheres to and gently upends the conventions of the Great Man genre.
January 5, 2015
What shines through loud and clear, though, is the humanity in Hawking's incredible story.
January 5, 2015
Despite its title, The Theory of Everything is less about astrophysics and more about the quantum mechanics of human relationships under pressure.
January 1, 2015
Redmayne and Jones prove that marriage is just as absorbing (and perplexing) as quantum physics.
January 1, 2015
Redmayne, Jones, Cox and Peake portray the principals and their emotional web with delicacy.
December 14, 2014
A well-made, well-acted but unexceptional film about one of the most exceptional figures of the last half-century.
November 21, 2014
"The Theory of Everything" offers intimate scenes from a very specific and challenging marriage, warts, black holes and all.
November 20, 2014
This is rich material for the film's lead actors, and both are superb.
November 20, 2014
"The Theory of Everything" is a brainy bio that exerts a gravitational pull on the heartstrings.
November 20, 2014
Redmayne makes you forget you're watching an actor put himself through punishing contortions. He keeps you focused on the soul of a man trapped inside a malfunctioning body.
November 14, 2014
It also stands as a tear-courting visualization of Hawking's and our precious quandary: time.
November 14, 2014
Though the marriage eventually crumbles, what a joy to see a relationship that's anything but formulaic.
November 14, 2014
Redmayne should be getting a lot of notice for his performance; it's palpable, it's poignant. Jones, too, is terrific.
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