A Brief History of Time
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A Brief History of Time is based on cosmologist Stephen Hawking's 1988 bestseller of the same name. This anecdotal film concerns itself as much with Hawking's day-to-day life as it does with his unorthodox theories about the universe. Only the most close-minded viewer will be bothered by the ALS-suffering Hawking's physical appearance and his inability to move and speak without assistance (as narrator of the film, he utilizes a voice synthesizer, which he capriciously refers to as "my American accent"). Director Errol Morris inventively adopts a semi-dramatized approach… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"Morris. Hawking. Two of my favorite artists together. It couldn't miss, and it didn't."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"It's accessible, informative and entertaining."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[The film has] a sophisticated agenda that's more about association than data or personal trivia, and Morris' philosophy takes it to places a conventional documentary could never go."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"A capable documentary, but the title's misleading. It's more about Hawking himself than the book this docu takes its name from."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"A really fun ride."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
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