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Radioactive (2019)

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The incredible, true story of Marie Curie (Pike) and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. In Paris, 1893, Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (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.

Cast

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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Critic Reviews for Radioactive

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

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

If this film does lift up Marie Curie, it does so for a two-dimensional Marie Curie of its own creation. Everything that should make her a richer character is fake.

September 7, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It doesn't always work, but at least Satrapi's willingness to experiment captures the radiant spirit of the daring subject at its center.

September 6, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A timely reminder of this exceptional woman's achievements.

September 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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