A Beautiful Mind

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The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart.

Academy Award-winning biopic about a gifted mathematician and his struggle to maintain his crippling mental health. Directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13), stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris.

John Nash (Crowe) stood out at Princeton not just for his mathematical brilliance but also his asocial behaviour. Even amongst the greatest minds at the university, his genius was unparalleled, creating completely original theorem and solving the most perplexing of problems. However, as his battle with schizophrenia worsens, so does his grip on reality.

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Winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director (Ron Howard) at the 2002 Academy Awards. Best Film (Drama), Golden Globes 2002.

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Drama, True Story & Biography

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Rating: M

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Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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Crowe brings the character to life by sidestepping sensationalism and building with small behavioral details.

Empire (UK)

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Certainly gripping. Whether you can fully enjoy its many strengths depends on how comfortable you are with a real, tortured and ultimately tragic life being forced into Hollywood's formulaic straitjacket.

Los Angeles Times

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When the film does succeed, it almost seems to do so despite itself.

New York Times

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Should be intellectually rejected, but you can't quite banish it from your mind.

Rolling Stone (USA)

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Sadly, Howard blands out in the final third, using old-age makeup and tear-jerking to turn a tough true story into something easily digestible. Until then, you'll be riveted.

Total Film (UK)

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Superb, Oscar-calibre performances in a fascinating tale of feverish '50s paranoia, Cold War intrigue and some very, very complicated algebra.

Variety (USA)

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Serious-minded but lively film is distinguished by an exceptional performance by Russell Crowe.