New Biopic Is a Brief (And Shallow) History of Stephen Hawking

Despite a striking performance by Eddie Redmayne, 'The Theory of Everything' turns Hawking into a melodramatic hero instead of exploring his complex persona.

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The Theory of Everything Directed by James Marsh; written by Anthony McCarten, based on the memoir by Jane Hawking; with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Maxine Peake, David Thewlis, Emily Watson