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A Beautiful Mind
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over this tragedy, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"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)
"Rich and stimulating, occasionally frustrating yet equally rewarding, and definitely one of the best films of the year."
‑ Scott B., IGN Movies
"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
"Kudos to Crowe, who can go over the edge without going over the top."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Tthe film's overweening desire to be taken seriously gets in the way of the story."
‑ Andrew Collins, Radio Times
"A Beautiful Mind is not an insult to the intelligence, not quite. But it makes every effort to celebrate that uncommon faculty and at the same time play it down to the lowest common level."
‑ Alexander Walker, This is London
"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 pulls out the stops, but he looks too bullish and controlled for such a pitiable victim."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"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
"The film's strength is certainly the towering performance of Crowe as Nash; he inhabits the man from the internal organs out and Jennifer Connelly's performance as Alicia is also outstanding."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, sbs.com.au
"Russell Crowe is a sensational actor who can apparently do anything he sets his own beautiful mind to, and he brilliantly portrays Nash from college days to retirement age."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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