Directed by David Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox
Review: 3.5 stars (of five)
The Theory of Everything is a decently engaging biopic whose main flaw–not getting deep enough into either the importance of Stephen Hawking’s science or the mechanics of a powerful love–is mitigated by terrific performances from its lead actors.
Eddie Redmayne is amazing as Hawking, from doctoral student on the verge of physical decline to utterly immobilized genius, that astonishing mind trapped in a twisted, mute body. There are three phases to Redmayne’s performance. At the film’s beginning,...