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Man Who Knew Infinity, The (12A)

Man Who Knew Infinity, The (12A)

Biography, Drama

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

The critical consensus

What follows is a worthwhile celebration of the precision and purity of the sphere, the advances Ramanujan made, and why his legacy remains so important almost a century after his death.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 04/04/2016

Well intentioned and played, this shows flashes of what could have been, but is ultimately let down by its timidity towards the maths, and fails to make the case for its own hero’s greatness.

***(*)(*)Andrew Lowry, Empire Online, 04/04/2016

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

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 06/04/2016

Both acutely observed and very moving.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 06/04/2016

Irons’ gruff, paternalistic Hardy and Patel’s zeal create an engaging, odd-couple chemistry in an informative and affecting tale.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 08/04/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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