A Beautiful Mind

2001

Action / Biography / Drama / Romance

426
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93%
IMDb Rating 8.2 10 720239

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Bryce Dallas Howard as Harvard Student
Jennifer Connelly as Alicia Nash
Ron Howard as Man at Gouverners Ball
Paul Bettany as Charles
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Reviewed by johnsuse 10 / 10

A Beautiful Mind

Well written and great acting. Ron Howard did a fine job directing. Worth a watch

Reviewed by morganstephens512 9 / 10

This is one heck of a movie

I was watching this for a school assignment one day a couple of years ago, and when I was watching this I was not really sure how to think of it at first as I felt like it was just sort of trying to show people how anybody can be special and as a result was sort of a propaganda piece. But I would not really say that this is the case when I think about it. The acting is well done and I really like it captured the way that things were back in time for people with some form of mental problem. The things I always like most about this movie were the scenes it showed him being questioned by those 'government agents' and how we would later learn that none of them were actually true

Reviewed by bowmanblue 7 / 10

Much better than I expected

I never watched 'A Beautiful Mind' at its time of release as I wasn't a massive fan of Russell Crowe and I didn't know what the film was about. For me, this was the ultimate example of never judging a book by its cover. I still proclaim that the cover of the DVD looks pretty dull and gives no real hint as to what the film was about. Yes, I knew that Crowe won an Oscar for his performance and that it was a story about a guy who did stuff, but nothing about (the little) I heard about it really grabbed me. However, now nearly twenty years later, I finally got round to seeing what all the fuss was about. And I'm actually quite glad I did.

I guess my overriding predictions of 'A Beautiful Mind' was that it was a love story and nothing else. However, the film is actually based on the real life story of John Nash (Crowe), an American code-breaker who helped the US Government decipher Russian messages during the Cold War, making the whole thing more akin to a spy thriller than a romantic drama. I'm not saying that just because it's about spies you're going to get a load of high-octane James Bond car chases and gadgets. What you have here is a far more realistic take on the profession. We see how Nash is 'recruited' by the Government and the way he uses his gifts with patterns and numbers in order to help them out. Of course there's always going to be a reasonable helping of romantic sub-plot and here it comes in the form of Jennifer Connolly who becomes his wife throughout the course of the story. But, in my opinion (now!), it's primarily a spy story.

I won't go into too much detail regarding the rest of the plot as there are most likely some things that you won't see coming. Or, at least from my perspective as someone who knew nothing about the film before watching, I certainly didn't predict what would happen. But, I do recommend watching it, even if you're not a fan of spy-stuff. If nothing else then Crowe's performance is definitely worth a look. You can see why he got his Oscar as he does put everything he has into the portrayal of a man who, by his own admission, isn't that likeable and yet you want to see what happens to him. Ed Harris and Christopher Plummer should also get mentions as they both provide integral parts of the story. I know Jennifer Connolly was good too, but I felt she had little to do other than be Nash's long-suffering partner throughout the story. It is a kind of long film and I think perhaps around fifteen to twenty minutes of the final act could probably have been trimmed to make it a tighter film. It may take me another twenty years to watch 'A Beautiful Mind' again, but I'm pretty sure one day I will.

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