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      The Professor and the Madman

      2019, History/Drama, 2h 5m

      33 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Professor James Murray begins work on compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century.

      • Genre: History, Drama, Biography

      • Original Language: English (United Kingdom)

      • Director: Farhad Safinia

      • Producer: Nicolas Chartier, Bruce Davey

      • Writer: John Boorman, Todd Komarnicki, Farhad Safinia

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Distributor: Vertical Entertainment

      • Production Co: Fastnet Films, Voltage Pictures, Icon Entertainment International

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Mel Gibson
      Sean Penn
      Natalie Dormer
      Jeremy Irvine
      Ioan Gruffudd
      Adam Fergus
      Aidan McArdle
      Kieran O'Reilly
      Bryan Murray
      Brendan Patricks
      Brian Fortune
      Sean Duggan
      John Boorman
      Todd Komarnicki
      Farhad Safinia
      Bear McCreary

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      • Feb 08, 2020

        Inspired by a true story, The Professor and the Madman is a compelling historical drama. When Oxford appoints Professor James Murray to head the university's project to create an English dictionary that chronicles every word in the English language he seeks help from the public and finds an unlikely friend and partner in an American doctor who's been committed to an asylum. Starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, and Natalie Dormer, the film has a good cast that delivers strong performances. Additionally, the script is able to take a rather dry subject and make it quite interesting and heightens the political intrigue. However, there are some parts of the plot that are hard to follow. Yet despite a few problems, The Professor and the Madman is a fascinating look at a unique friendship that produced something extraordinary.

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