A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

DVD - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
32
8
3
 …
The true story of a troubled Princeton mathematician who is able to overcome years of suffering from schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize.

Opinion

From Library Staff

John Nash, a mathematical genius, finds his research drawing him into a complex sort of madness.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
m
mJJLnk7
May 01, 2020

How much does evolutionary biology owe this man Nash? John Maynard-Smith isn't here any more to tell us. So call up the king of Oxford. He's writing another children's book, I hear. Cuz life is too complicated. Or vice versa. Is it really Clinton Richard Dawkins? Clinton? Like, Richard with a Clinton in front of it? Like, like, thee Richard f*&^ing Dawkins? Like, I mean...
Oh. Great movie. Great movie.

1
1aa
Nov 05, 2019

This was an excellent film; even though its over two hours long, it certainly never felt like it - its perfectly paced and engaging. The story itself really becomes engrossing when there is a plot development (which I cannot explicitly mention without giving it away, and with it much of the interest in the film) that shakes the viewer out of what they learned in the first 40% of the film. There are way too many cutbacks. The actress who plays the character of Nash's wife is far too photogenic for the role.

s
stevania_k
Sep 22, 2019

You should know a little bit of who John Nash is before watching this 2h 20m long movie. I was confused by reading the synopsis at the back of the dvd case and had to pause the movie just to search who he is. To like this movie or not, to each his own. I couldn’t stand watching it till the end. Boring. Gloomy.

a
Annieoywong
May 04, 2019

This is an excellent movie about the struggle and triumph of a Mathematical genius. Jennifer Connelly won the OSCAR in this movie and superb acting by Russell Crowe.

g
GiovanniS
Jan 03, 2019

Watched this in the cinema in 2002. Felt nostalgic to see this again before they removed it on Netflix. A time-less sort of modern classic that's heart-warming and just as touching as it is today compared to when I watched this 16 years ago.

f
firefly5
Aug 29, 2018

Very good movie.

r
reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Well done, Crowe gives a solid performance in this movie!

t
trcookIIImddmd
May 06, 2017

A wonderful movie well-done: the genius to overcome a severely debilitating disorder. Russel Crowe not only has the depth to do a manly part like Gladiator, but a more nuanced part like this. He also is a real man in real life unlike all of the liberal cartoon men in Hollywood.

d
dylankemp
May 03, 2017

Truly extraordinary. Tender and thoughtful. I watched it again recently, and it loses nothing from knowing what is going to happen next. Russell Crowe is superb. Tells a tale seldom told, with great respect and intelligent script writing.

b
Bakergirl_13
Feb 08, 2016

Great movie, though there were a few mature scenes we had to skip. Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, and Jennifer Connelly are all great actors. Actually, I read somewhere that Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly first met during the filming of this movie and married soon after.

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote
r
reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Dr. Rosen: Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?

t
Tabaqui
Dec 18, 2017

So, now that I know that you're real, who are you and what can I do for you? - John Nash

b
britprincess1
Jul 04, 2013

"I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible."

b
britprincess1
Jul 03, 2013

"You're the only reason I am. You are all my reasons."

b
britprincess1
Jul 03, 2013

"Classes will dull the mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity."

b
britprincess1
Jul 03, 2013

"There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad your tie is."

b
britprincess1
Jul 03, 2013

"Mathematicians won the war."

a
armadillo
Aug 26, 2010

"What truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has taken me to the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional, and back. I have made the most important discovery of my career - the most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reason can be found. I am only here tonight because of you" ~ John Nash (Russell Crowe)

Notices

Add Notices
b
Bakergirl_13
Feb 08, 2016

Sexual Content: Mature theme and conversations.

b
Bakergirl_13
Feb 08, 2016

Violence: Shooting and a baby nearly drowns in a bathtub. John has visions of his wife in danger, and in the process of attempting to protect her, appears to be attacking her.

b
Bakergirl_13
Feb 08, 2016

Coarse Language: A bit of harsh language used.

Age

Add Age Suitability
b
Bakergirl_13
Feb 08, 2016

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

n
nadian24
Jun 15, 2008

nadian24 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SBL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top