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Radioactive (2020)



Critic Consensus: Radioactive's flawed script and counterproductive storytelling choices are offset by Rosamund Pike's central performance in a sincere tribute to a brilliant scientific mind.

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The incredible, true story of Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike) and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. In Paris, 1893, Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair go on to marry, raise two daughters and change the face of science forever by jointly winning the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radium in 1903. Marie Curie was the first female scientist to win the esteemed prize.


Rosamund Pike
as Marie Curie
Aneurin Barnard
as Paul Langevin
Simon Russell Beale
as Professor Lippmann
Harriet Turnbull
as Young Marie
Indica Watson
as Irene (age 6)
Mirjam Novak
as Nurse Francoise
Demetri Goritsas
as Dr. Jenkins
Cara Bossom
as Eve Curie
Richard Pepple
as Lester Jackson
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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (9)

At its core, Satrapi's film is gorgeously non-toxic. Wise viewers, having filtered out the naff stuff, will embrace it.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For all the flaws of the film, Pike's Curie is indelible, a genius haunted by unforeseen consequences.

June 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Marie is played with dignity and composure by Rosamund Pike, although with slightly more froideur than was perhaps the case.

June 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Satrapi collapses a century of innovation and destruction from the discovery of chemotherapy to Chernobyl into a flat timeline that Curie can see right through as though looking at an x-ray. In those moments of stylistic imagination, the film glows.

September 12, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The problem is not so much Satrapi's theatrical approach to the subject, which veers wildly from the overwrought to the dramatically compelling, as it is Jack Thorne's abysmal script.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Radioactive is disappointingly paint-by-numbers, and often laughably ill-conceived.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/5

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