The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

Biopic on renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. New Zealander Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity and produces, having tenaciously pursued the project since 2004. Directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire).

Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Hawking embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time.

While Jones was nominated for an Oscar, Redmayne won an Academy Award for his performance as well as a Golden Globe. In total, the film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Best Actor (Redmayne), Academy Awards 2015; Best British Film, Actor (Redmayne) and Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 BAFTA Awards; Best Actor (Drama) for Redmayne and Best Original Score, 2015 Golden Globes
2014Rating: PG123 minsUK
BiographyDramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Can’t help but recall earlier disability dramas like “My Left Foot” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”

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Total Film

Total Film

press

A lovingly balanced biopic that fends off award-gobbling clichés. Smarts + heart = a winner: it’s a simple equation, but Marsh makes it add up.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

At its best (which is often), director James Marsh’s affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking plays deftly against schmaltz.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a film to leave you reeling but cheered, too. It's about battling love, as well as illness. A universal story, extracted from a unique one.

4.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Despite a handsome production and two genuinely brilliant lead performances, The Theory Of Everything stumbles into virtually every pitfall that afflicts biopics about geniuses.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Lacks big highs, the lows are few and far between.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A compassionate and inspiring look at an extraordinary life, anchored by two of the best performances of the year.

4.0
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Eddie Redmanye's performance is sublime but the film over stretches itself by not focusing on one incident of Hawkings life but tries to cover it all.

3.0
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This film was amazing ..The strength and endurance of all his family and particually his wife. Every Man and Woman should see this and take from this film that that is what a relationship is all about ...Endurance.... persistence...loyalty... Went to see it twice.. What a brilliant man...

4.0
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The film is like a ppt with many halos, but Eddie's performance is so convincing!

4.0
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Fantastic movie - didn't even look at my phone once. Very captivating. Great acting. Humourous and a tear-jerker at times.

5.0
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I enjoyed the movie, but would have also liked to see a little more emphasis on the science.

3.0
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An Awesome movie .... 4 stars!!! All characters played very well, especially S Hawkins .... was great!!! Deserves an Oscar!!!

4.0
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I highly recommend this film- I spent half the time smiling and half the day tearing up. Phenomenal acting. I really thought I was watching Stephen. Go see it!

5.0
0

Very nice, too nice. Very civil, too civil. Tea and Biscuits.

3.0
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Eddie Redmayne puts in an utterly brilliant, nuanced performance at Stephen Hawking. If he doesn't win the Oscar for best actor I'll be very annoyed (as I am most years).What could have descended into disease of the week schmaltz, was handled sensitively and with unexpected humour

4.0
0

of life and love in adversity. Well cast and well acted. poignant ant touching!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Can’t help but recall earlier disability dramas like “My Left Foot” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A lovingly balanced biopic that fends off award-gobbling clichés. Smarts + heart = a winner: it’s a simple equation, but Marsh makes it add up.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

At its best (which is often), director James Marsh’s affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking plays deftly against schmaltz.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a film to leave you reeling but cheered, too. It's about battling love, as well as illness. A universal story, extracted from a unique one.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Despite a handsome production and two genuinely brilliant lead performances, The Theory Of Everything stumbles into virtually every pitfall that afflicts biopics about geniuses.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Lacks big highs, the lows are few and far between.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A compassionate and inspiring look at an extraordinary life, anchored by two of the best performances of the year.

4.0
0

Eddie Redmanye's performance is sublime but the film over stretches itself by not focusing on one incident of Hawkings life but tries to cover it all.

3.0
0

This film was amazing ..The strength and endurance of all his family and particually his wife. Every Man and Woman should see this and take from this film that that is what a relationship is all about ...Endurance.... persistence...loyalty... Went to see it twice.. What a brilliant man...

4.0
0

The film is like a ppt with many halos, but Eddie's performance is so convincing!

4.0
0

Fantastic movie - didn't even look at my phone once. Very captivating. Great acting. Humourous and a tear-jerker at times.

5.0
0

I enjoyed the movie, but would have also liked to see a little more emphasis on the science.

3.0
0

An Awesome movie .... 4 stars!!! All characters played very well, especially S Hawkins .... was great!!! Deserves an Oscar!!!

4.0
0

I highly recommend this film- I spent half the time smiling and half the day tearing up. Phenomenal acting. I really thought I was watching Stephen. Go see it!

5.0
0

Very nice, too nice. Very civil, too civil. Tea and Biscuits.

3.0
0

Eddie Redmayne puts in an utterly brilliant, nuanced performance at Stephen Hawking. If he doesn't win the Oscar for best actor I'll be very annoyed (as I am most years).What could have descended into disease of the week schmaltz, was handled sensitively and with unexpected humour

4.0
0

of life and love in adversity. Well cast and well acted. poignant ant touching!

4.0
0