A Beautiful Mind Synopsis
Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. (Russell Crowe) has paranoid schizophrenia.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Inspiring and largely unsentimental, this is as much a love story as a tale of courage.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Crowe brings the character to life by sidestepping sensationalism and building with small behavioral details.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sadly, Howard blands out in the final third, using old-age makeup and tear-jerking to turn a tough true story into something easily...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Though the role might seem a real stretch for an actor who just won an Oscar for his Charlton Heston turn as Maximus in "Gladiator," he and...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is one inspiring movie despite extremely tricky subject matter -- better than "Shine" and among the most affecting ever made about...
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film makes more apparent than ever that Howard is quite underrated as a filmmaker, possibly because he's been hidden in full view in...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Crowe sometimes summons up one of the most powerful depictions of mental illness I have ever seen with barely an eyelid flicker separating...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This is another brilliant performance by Crowe, who is to body language what Meryl Streep is to accents.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What began as a bold and thrilling story descends into Hollywood cliché. But Crowe and Connelly's work rises above the mush. They make...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Howard, and the screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman, have used the book as nothing more than their jumping-off point for an erratic work of...
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great

By _A_B_C_
great great movie. unexplainable. there are no words to explain how great it was. rent it....

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Rated PG-13 | For Scene of Violence, Intense Thematic Material and Sexual Content
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Oscar-winning biopic is too intense for tweens.
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