Stephen Hawking Biopic 'The Theory of Everything' Might Be the Breakout Oscar Hit of Toronto

September 8, 2014 6:58 PM

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Stephen Hawking Biopic 'The Theory of Everything' Might Be the Breakout Oscar Hit of Toronto

Let's take a look at those reviews. Remember that Marsh is already an Oscar winner—but for documentary Man on Wire. He seems to have made the jump to features very smoothly though, with The Theory of Everything getting praised for its lavish visuals and only gently chastised for its "Hallmark-territory" plotting. Nikola Grozdanovic of Indiewire said the film, which focuses on Hawking's early days at Oxford, his romance with his eventual wife Jane, and his diagnosis and battle with motor-neuron disease, was "Bordering on the bland, stepping into Hallmark territory on a number of occasions" but "still managed to melt most of our reservations away."

Variety's Awards editor Tim Grey said the film could play as a Best Picture contender, but noted that the early praise is especially focused on leads Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. " The film touches on topics such as human resilience, God, time, love and thermodynamics. What’s not to like? And ...

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