Radioactive

Movie review by Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Inspiring if frustratingly conventional Marie Curie biopic.

PG-13 2020 109 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Should have been rated R

Do not watch with your kids. Didn’t even make it half way through the movie. Frontal nudity/sexuality.
age 18+

Terrifyingly cynical & distorted

I watched this with my daughters with hopes for an inspiring science biographic, but this movie seems more like an anti-science propaganda film meant to terrify young minds against the benefits of nuclear energy, and scientific pursuits in general. The producer bizarrely overlays the terrors of the unnecessary bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with the disturbing personal drama of despair from Pierre's death driving Marie to sleep with a married man, and buries all optimism of the science that drove the Curies to benefit all humanity with their groundbreaking discoveries, behind this malevolant misanthropic view of the producer. Graphic death scene of Pierre, sexuality, nudity, and disturbing graphic horrors of war, portrayal of Marie as an impulsive narcissist, plus cynicism against science, make this film worse than disappointing.

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