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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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From the 1870s through our 21st century, RADIOACTIVE tells the story of pioneering scientist Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike) through her extraordinary life and her enduring legacies - the passionate partnerships, her shining scientific breakthroughs, and the darker consequences that followed.


Rosamund Pike
as Marie Curie
Sam Riley
as Pierre 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 (154) | Top Critics (38)

Rosamund Pike fiercely embraces the material and her character's complexities.

July 2, 2021 | Full Review…

...the strangely gloomy approach, and Pike's withdrawn performance, are rather alienating. Garson's Mme Curie might have been less accurate, but she was a more engaging character.

November 10, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A thoughtful, creative fictional retelling of a story based on the life and legacy of a remarkable woman.

November 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Just because a person's accomplishments are great, it doesn't follow that a movie about their life and achievements will be equally as compelling.

July 29, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Despite the talent involved, and the incredible subject matter, the irritating tendency to overexplain means there's very little spark to be found in the enervating "Radioactive."

July 28, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Though well-filmed and well-acted, Radioactive careens from predictable to the borderline bizarre, and never finds solid footing in either world.

July 27, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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