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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman is a movie starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, and Eddie Marsan. Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and...

Other Titles
Entre la razón y la locura, Profesor i luðak, Ο Καθηγητής και ο Τρελός, Profesorius ir pamiselis, El profesor y el loco, Prāta trauslā robeža, Entre la Razón y la Locura, ザ・プロフェッサー・アンド・ザ・マッドマン, Deli ve Dahi, Ha'Professor Ve'Ha'Meshouga, O Gênio e o Louco, Il professore e il pazzo, O Professor e o Louco, 牛津解密, Profesor i ludak
Running Time
2 hours 4 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Biography, Drama
Farhad Safinia
Farhad Safinia, Simon Winchester, Todd Komarnicki, John Boorman
Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer
USA, Mexico, Iceland, UK, France, Ireland, Belgium, Hong Kong
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

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Marilyn Williamson

Every time I see this movie, I just feel connected to the film, more than any other movie I have ever seen. I have loved every moment of it. I'm a fan of the way the director portrayed the background of the scientist and how he got to where he is. The music is so beautiful, it just helps this film. The cinematography is phenomenal. The character of Edgerton is so endearing. He is an incredible actor, and I think he can do much more than he has been given the chance. The character of Thorton is also amazing. I think they nailed him. The only problem I have with the film is the final scene, and how it doesn't follow through with what happens in the movie. I think it's almost two hours of my life that I will never get back. This is a must see film. Highly recommended.

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Walter Stevens

I watched this movie last night and was moved. I read the review and was surprised that people were still praising this movie. I didn't find it as much of a great movie as most other people seemed to find it, but I found it to be truly moving. I'm not a film critic, but I saw the other movie "Jackass: The Movie" and enjoyed it. I didn't like the humor of the Jackass films, but I found "Jackass: The Movie" to be more funny than the other movie. This movie is definitely one I would recommend to others. I really liked the acting, the cinematography, and the soundtrack. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good drama or comedy. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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Scott B.

The movie is a great and a great actor and a great director. The story is not the best but the movie is great. I recommend everyone to watch this movie.

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Harold G.

I just saw the film today and it is amazing. I have a lot of fond memories of my grandmother's. She always loved to watch it and to me it was the best thing she ever bought me. I was a little girl and she had to remind me that it was a great story. I remember when she brought me the book and I was little and had to read it over and over again. I have watched the film more than a dozen times now and I never get bored. It is very exciting and you don't want it to end. I don't know why everyone is bashing it. It is amazing. I hope there will be a sequel, maybe?

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Russell Tran

This movie is fantastic. I will admit that I have not seen much of the British cinema in the last decade, I have only seen a few movies of theirs and they have been limited. But I must say that this movie is fantastic. It takes the view of a person who has experienced such a horrible event and he puts it into a film, which is perhaps what most British movies should do. The acting is very well done. The soundtrack and cinematography are also good, you get to feel like you are in the movie. It's just amazing what director Wes Craven has done here. I wouldn't say this is a masterpiece, but it is a very good movie. I was on the edge of my seat, which makes it one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I hope to see more movies of Wes Craven. He is one of the best directors in the world.

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This is one of my all time favorite movies. I watched it several times. I would love to know the story behind it. I would love to read the book. I think that it is very important that movie makers show how people are and can be affected by injustice and how people can change and fight for the rights that are in their way. It is also very important to show how difficult it is for people to do something about injustices. I feel that this movie really shows that, and that is why I am rating it a 10.

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This film should be seen by every American. Its a great family movie and has not one iota of anything bad about it. Anytime I see a movie about the Holocaust, I always cringe at the thought of someone losing their life to the Nazis. As it is the case here, the acting is superb, the story is gripping and the music is superb. Its the kind of film you can watch with your children and they will learn a thing or two. Its a wonderful film that will touch you in a way that your not used to.

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Lawrence B.

I love this film. I've never seen a film like it. The story has never been done so well. The acting is top notch and the chemistry between the actors is flawless. It also provides a lot of hope for those who have had their faith challenged or never come out of the closet. I've seen this movie 3 times and would recommend to anyone. You will not be disappointed. There are no bad reviews and this film has been shown on Showtime and the IFC channel. I highly recommend this film to anyone. I hope that they produce more films like this. Thank you so much for this wonderful film.

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Kyle Watkins

I think that this movie is a fantastic tribute to all of those who lost their lives in the War. Although the movie is based on the real life of the Professor, it is not about him. I hope that others will see this movie and get a good and accurate image of the people who died in Vietnam. Thank you for giving us such an excellent film.

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Kathleen Evans

The film explores the dramatic relationships of many who were close to Professor William Langer and his wife Annie Langer, but also other families who had an affair with the Langers. What is obvious from the film is the cruelty and the horrors that happened to Annie and William. Annie was raped repeatedly by a professor who was hired to research a piece of land which belonged to William's family, and it was later discovered that the professor was a homosexual who was having an affair with Annie. A story is told of how William and Annie met, how William wanted to bring Annie to a Greek island where he would give her a chance to get away from all her troubles. William was totally selfish in the idea of Annie's safety and he was the main cause of Annie's mistreatment. His role in the abuse of Annie was the cause of his sexual jealousy and destruction. The movie shows the path that Annie had to take and how she became a victim. In the end, Annie is not able to forgive William and she commits suicide. This is the first movie about an affair that is set on a homosexual theme and I think that the viewer will be shocked by what happened to Annie.

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I was never really a fan of Steven Spielberg and his films, I did enjoy "The Color Purple" and "Schindler's List" but in the past two years I have been more and more impressed by his work. "The Color Purple" and "Schindler's List" were both great movies but in my opinion "Empire of the Sun" is the best of his films. This is the type of movie that is very hard to find in the theaters but I was lucky enough to see it on TV. It was a very emotional film and I cried at the end. I can't wait for the DVD release. I would give this film a 10 out of 10.

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Mary W.

I was lucky enough to see this movie last night, after it was released on the big screen. I have never been so moved by a film in my life, and I was thoroughly impressed. I was moved by the very real, and deeply felt relationship between the characters and the very realistic, and down to earth, portrayal of the Native American culture. The actors, the director and the cast did a fantastic job. The movie had a beautiful, beautiful tone. The colors were perfect and the colors stayed with you long after the movie was over. There were many touching, heart-wrenching moments that I was able to cry during. This movie left me with so many emotions, but the most powerful and uplifting were the feelings of love and compassion. The whole theater was completely silent when they finally ended the movie. Everyone was silent as the credits started to roll. I can't imagine how someone would feel if they had seen this movie. It was absolutely a touching and profound experience. Thank you for making this movie. I hope everyone will see it as well.

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James Williamson

If you have not seen this film, then you are missing out on an incredible film. It's about the life of Mad Max and how he became the man he is. A truly inspiring film that just keeps you on the edge of your seat. And I do mean the edge. Because you can't put yourself in the shoes of Mad Max. In fact, the film is really more about the man who became the man. Mad Max Fury Road is a modern day legend and a must watch film.

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I'm not a big fan of Martin McDonagh, I think his films are too cynical, but I still liked this movie. It's a good movie, with good acting, a good story, good directing. It's very good. The only thing that I did not like is the ending. It was too rushed. The ending was too abrupt. The movie could have been longer, and that would have made it more effective. I think the ending was good, but I would have liked it to have been better. But, overall, I think this is a good movie. I recommend it.

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Zachary C.

I watched this movie when I was a kid, and it was just soooo good! It has so many scenes that will stay with me forever, and will probably stay with me for the rest of my life. The movie is based on the novel by Thomas Harris, which I haven't read yet. I have to say, the book was so good, but the movie was so much better. The story is great, it's suspenseful and really, really sad. I think that the movie is one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I'm glad I've seen it. If you haven't seen it yet, go and watch it, it's worth it.

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I am a big fan of John Grisham and I have seen all of his books and movies. The Professor and the Madman is one of the few Grisham books that I have not read. I watched the movie because I was told it was a Grisham movie and I have been waiting for it to come out on DVD so I could watch it. The movie was very good. It was entertaining and interesting. I was not bored at any point and I think that is the most important part of a movie. I was entertained and I really enjoyed the movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It is a very good movie and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Christine McCoy

If you haven't seen this film, you should be very impressed with it. It is one of the most powerful films I have ever seen. It is one of the most beautifully shot films I have ever seen. It is a wonderful film, a great story, and a very beautiful film. It is not a film to be missed. The film has everything. It is a film that you can watch over and over again. I would recommend this film to anyone. It is not for the weak hearted. I think this film is a wonderful film to watch and a wonderful film to have in your collection.