A Beautiful Mind


John Nash is a mathematician and Nobel Laureate. This film takes a look at parts of his life, from his early days as a graduate student, through his Cold War work as a codebreaker. Unfortunately for him, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, which manifested itself as him imagining things which were not there. After years of nursing by his wife, he regained control of his mind, and was eventually honoured for his breakthrough work.


135 minutes.
No persons under 13 .
Drama, Romance

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Credits

Cast
Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany
Director
Ron Howard
ScreenplayAkiva Goldsman, from the book by Sylvia Nasar
MusicJames Horner
CinematographyRoger Deakins
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2001
Produced byImagine Entertainment

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
20
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
20
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
The Cape Times
Molly Green
10
The Star
Janine Walker
16
Die Burger
Hannelie Booyens
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
Rapport
Barrie Hough
18
Total Movie
Nev Pierce
15
SAfm Screen & Co
Alan Swerdlow
12
eye Weekly
Kim Linekin
10
Box Office
Francesca Dinglasan
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18
Film Review
Anwar Brett
15
Empire
Adam Smith
10

What the People say

Internet
5774 Netizens
17

Average .. 74%

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Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Hussein Dudhia (47) 20
Imraan Parker (21) '18
Dalilla Sousa de Carvalho (22) '20
Paresh Bhima (27) '20

Average .. 98%

20

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Okay, for the first time since I started rating movies for this site, I have handed out 5 stars. Some American critics rated this as ''average'', but when reading their reviews, it becomes clear that they felt the movie did not cover enough of Nash's life (his apparent bisexuality, his wife's affair). These ommissions were dictated by his family. They thus downgraded their ratings (odd that they didn't do the same with ''Ali''). From my point of view, I found it to be compelling viewing. It is certainly NOT everyone's cup of tea -- action junkies and the teen rom-com crowd should skip this, but if you are looking for intelligent adult drama, this is a must-see. Crowe's performance is outstanding. The film has been something of a sleeper hit in the US. After a shaky start and bad marketing, word-of-mouth kept it in the Top Ten, and then the Golden Globes and Oscar nominations kept it chugging along -- to well over $100 million (which is more than Black Hawk Down...). Nash's comments are frequently witty, showing a sharp sense of humour, and the film does get emotional at times. Stay for the song over the end titles, a haunting number by Charlotte Church.

Hussein Dudhia (47): I have not been so rivetted during a movie as this magnum opus! The direction, script and storyline and most of all Russell Crowe's acting were BRILLIANT! A deserving Oscar indeed!

Imraan Parker (21): Excellent movie, but I found it to drag a bit at certain scenes.

Paresh Bhima (27): Russell Crowe deserves the Oscar for his superb performance.






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