Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    Aside from all the known material on public record the filmmakers chose not to use, Howard isn't even capable of believably bringing this off.
  2. 20
    It's not just our emotions that are being played on here, it's not just our intelligence being insulted because of Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman's presumption that we won't have any interest in a character whom it's not always possible to like. It's John Nash's life, being turned into an Oscar machine and an easy way to jerk tears.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 260 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 93
  2. Negative: 23 out of 93
  1. Oct 9, 2011
    Through "A Beautiful Mind", neither director Ron Howard or actor Russell Crowe understand what to actually do in this dull film. The lead and tone is tedious and mediocre, with absolutely 0% of plot twists. Full Review »
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    Very average film, Crow's performance it's hard to believe, it is definitely a good story but it was a bad selection on the actors, not saying that the ones that appear on the movie are bad actors just think they are not the best for this particular story. Slow in some parts of the movie. If you want to know Nash's biography but you don't want to read you may watch this movie but don't expect too much thrilling moments. Full Review »
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    A very good movie but can be a little to heavy. Slow paced but worth watching.