2017 · Films · June

Film Review: “The Man Who Knew Infinity”

Directed by Matt Brown | 2015 | 4.5 feathers


“The Man Who Knew Infinity” is about a man who grew up in India without an education, but his math skills earn him a place at Cambridge in England where he helps revolutionise maths for ever.


This was one of the better films I’ve seen in a long time. It is well made with good actors, and it tells an inspirational true story. I think that my main “complaint” is that it felt very cramped time-wise. Ramanujan came to England in the beginning of WWI, but suddenly four years had passed and the war was over and he was returning to India. I definitely think that it would have benefited from developing the timeline a bit, and it wouldn’t have mattered if it was ten or fifteen minutes longer as long as the jump wasn’t as sudden. Overall, though, I very much enjoyed this, and it’s a pity cinemas here in Sweden didn’t pick it up.


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