The Man Who Knew Infinity, 2015 - ★★★

This was an OK film that could have been a really interesting and ambitious film. Dev Patel was very good and sympathetic, but the direction taken was a bit bland and formulaic. I was really interested in the clash of incompatible approaches that Ramanujan (intuitive understanding) and Hardy (formal proofs) took, but they only seemed to take this so far before Hardy took the ‘my way or the highway’ ground, and the film resorted to musings about religion. Even Toby Jones was underused, and that’s practically a criminal offence.

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