The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything (James Marsh, 2014)

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

This is all about the performance for which Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar. It's incredibly good.

... like so many cinematic lives of the famous, it loses track of the source of its subject’s fame. Its Stephen Hawking is a man who endured a terrible affliction and married a heroically patient woman and also accomplished something remarkable enough to put him on the cover of magazines and earn a medal from the queen. That something, though, remains beyond the audience’s grasp, which means that in a fundamental sense, everything has been left out. A.O. Scott, NYT.

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 26 July, 2018 | Now: 26 July, 2018