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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crowe's interpretation of this tortured genius is textured and complex."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The result is one of the most successful attempts to make math look sexy, even if the movie strays - gallops, really - from the details of the actual life of Nobel Prize-winner John Forbes Nash Jr."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Crowe is called upon to do not much more than stare solicitously at the heavens, from where inspiration duly arrives, to the accompaniment of some predictably celestial music."
‑ Philip Kerr, New Statesman
"The story also comes up with a clever way for Nash to fight his problem: He uses his mind. His illness is a puzzle, after all, and he's good at figuring out puzzles. You'll root for him."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"Kudos to Crowe, who can go over the edge without going over the top."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"A Beautiful Mind is Howard's best movie, and easily one of the best movies of the year."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's clever solution is to turn the story of a troubled academic into a Hollywood thriller. How? He makes things up."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"You're well into the story before you can sift the facts from the hallucinations, a process that's made compelling by Russell Crowe's performance in the lead."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"Despite problems of structure and tone, and some crucial omissions from Nash's actual life, A Beautiful Mind has emerged as one of the season's most enjoyable and popular films."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screen International
"Crowe is convincingly skittish and bounces enjoyably off Paul Bettany, while Jennifer Connelly earns her Oscar in the would-be thankless role of suffering wife. But this is as dishonest as Hollywood biography gets."
‑ Emma Dibdin, Total Film
"It's not a crime for the script to gloss over the thornier aspects of Nash's story, but the film seems totally unconvincing, squeezing a real life into a formula that's simultaneously more palatable and less interesting."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"It isn't the device that's so crude, but the execution, which turns Nash's persecutory demons into nuisances that won't leave us alone."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The second, idealised, sentimentalised half of the film is torture, as we plod through the routine I'm-here-to-help psychiatrist, the walls plastered with cut-up newspapers and the what-happens-when-he-stops-taking-the-medicine stuff."
‑ Matthew Bond, Daily Mail [UK]
"A Beautiful Mind is the best film yet from director Howard."
‑ Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"A Beautiful Mind reveals only glimpses of the dark story beneath its sunny imagery, but the performances carry enough weight for it to stand for something."
‑ Serena Donadoni, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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