The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) is Srinivasa Ramanujan in this historical biopic, the mathematical genius who grew up in a poor region of India and gained admittance to Cambridge University during the First World War. Jeremy Irons plays his professor and mentor G.H. Hardy. Co-stars Toby Jones and Stephen Fry.

2015Rating: PG108 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
88%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The arguments between Ramanujan and Hardy form easily the most absorbing aspect of The Man Who Knew Infinity...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Polite, earnest stuff, but it never quite adds up to much.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Irons’s Hardy steals this film away from its ostensible hero, in part because pulling the shutters down makes him that much harder to know.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Irons handily hits the emotional beats, as does Mr. Patel, as Ramanujan confronts incipient tuberculosis.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

At the end, it looks like a treacly, albeit high-minded Sunday afternoon drama serial.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Predictable but poignant.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Touching, yes, and also informative, but it doesn't really add up to much in the end.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Highly engaging performances by Dev Patel in the lead role and Jeremy Irons as his curmudgeonly mentor gradually warm up the Cambridge story...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Well intentioned and played, this shows flashes of what could have been, but is ultimately let down by its timidity towards the maths...

3.0
0

Reasonably interesting movie on an Indian man who saw numbers and their meanings in his mind and wanted to tell the world, but was hemmed in by need to prove it, compounded by British culture at war time. I feel it probably didn't portray how huge the gaps actually were between the poor genius Ramanujan and the British arrogance and cultural barriers, tho...

3.0
0

If you enjoyed The Theory of Everything, you will probably enjoy this. Masterful performance from Jeremy Irons.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The arguments between Ramanujan and Hardy form easily the most absorbing aspect of The Man Who Knew Infinity...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Polite, earnest stuff, but it never quite adds up to much.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Irons’s Hardy steals this film away from its ostensible hero, in part because pulling the shutters down makes him that much harder to know.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Irons handily hits the emotional beats, as does Mr. Patel, as Ramanujan confronts incipient tuberculosis.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

At the end, it looks like a treacly, albeit high-minded Sunday afternoon drama serial.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Predictable but poignant.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Touching, yes, and also informative, but it doesn't really add up to much in the end.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Highly engaging performances by Dev Patel in the lead role and Jeremy Irons as his curmudgeonly mentor gradually warm up the Cambridge story...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Well intentioned and played, this shows flashes of what could have been, but is ultimately let down by its timidity towards the maths...

3.0
0

Reasonably interesting movie on an Indian man who saw numbers and their meanings in his mind and wanted to tell the world, but was hemmed in by need to prove it, compounded by British culture at war time. I feel it probably didn't portray how huge the gaps actually were between the poor genius Ramanujan and the British arrogance and cultural barriers,...

3.0
0

If you enjoyed The Theory of Everything, you will probably enjoy this. Masterful performance from Jeremy Irons.

4.0
0