A Beautiful Mind | reviewed by: Kyle Coleman | October 19, 2011
entertainment value
Carried by a great performance from Crowe, this is a great film and Howard tackles some interesting subjects: genius, insanity, conspiracy.
genre Drama
synopsis At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today.
lead actors Russell Crowe | Ed Harris | Jennifer Connelly | Christopher Plummer | Paul Bettany | Adam Goldberg | Josh Lucas | Anthony Rapp | Jason Gray-Stanford | Judd Hirsch | Austin Pendleton | Vivien Cardone | Jillie Simon | Victor Steinbach | Tanya Clarke | Thomas F. Walsh | Jesse Doran | Kent Cassella | Patrick Blindauer | John Blaylock | Roy Thinnes | Anthony Easton | Cheryl Howard | Josh Pais | David B. Allen | Michael Esper
director Ron Howard