A Beautiful Mind

Starring: Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Josh Lucas

Directed by: Ron Howard

Produced by: Imagine Entertainment

Distributed by: Universal

Genre: comedy

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Review by Xibo Date seen: December 27, 2002
Viewing Location: Kip's Bay Grade: B-
Summary: Sadly inaccurate.
Although this movie receieved critical acclaim and many awards, the story is sadly inaccurate. The movie harps on Nash's mental illness and pays little mind to his many great works over his illustrious career. Unlike the movie, his life was not dominated by the illness.

I really like the parts of the movie that were more focused on the high points of his career and life, and wish that there was more of that. It's so rare for genius to be celebrated in film, and in typical hollywood fashion, it's almost always a handicapped genius. Imagine what a movie would be like if they told a story about an unhandicapped genius!  

A+ A+ A+
Review by mafioso83 Date seen: April 2, 2002
Viewing Location: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Grade: A+
Summary: This movie is great!!!
This film doesn't have to be accurate to be a good movie. 

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Review by downsj Date seen: July 16, 2002
Viewing Location: DVD Grade: D-
Summary: Trash
This is a horrible movie produced solely to impress the Hollywood establishment. Crappy music, mediocre acting, boring direction, and absolute shit for a screenplay. I don't care if it was 100% accurate (which it obviously is not), this movie is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I feel sorry for John Nash having such a mockery made out of his life.  

Review by cweb Date seen: October 31, 2002
Viewing Location: Baltimore, MD Grade: A
Summary: MOVIE OF THE YEAR! Yes it was.
DownsJ is obviously screwed up. It was "Picture of the Year" for 2001. AS WELL IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN! We know script writers aren't always true to the actual events. That leaves a little to the imaginiation - kind of like your interpretation of a song or metaphors in literature. But, you can't say that Russel Crowe hasn't continued to be great in his craft. Did you see LA Confidential or better yet Gladiator - best picture 2000. A Beautiful Mind was sooo much better than Gladiator. The problem with the movie industry is that they had to have thier politically correct moment in the limelight, leaving Russel Crowe out of the "Best Actor" winnings, which he so deserved. 

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