• Josh Aboody

Nutshell Review: Radioactive

PG Score: 7/10

Radioactive on Amazon Prime was pretty good. The extremely gifted Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie did a phenomenal job. She’s really compiled an impressive resume that reflects an immense amount of range, and she continues to add to it. Sam Riley was very good as her husband, Pierre. I didn’t know too much about the Curies’ work, so this was very informative. The scientific strides they made through their achievements are astounding. The fact that Marie did it an era and arena that was so difficult for women and their work to be accepted only adds to how extraordinary her accolades are.  I liked some of the creative decisions made by director Marjane Satrapi. Showing the various effects the Curies’ massive scientific breakthrough had (and still has) on the world was brilliant. There were a few dreamlike sequences that stood out as well. The movie does feel like it’s just ticking the boxes at times in regards to showing the major events and achievements. Also, the pacing is a bit erratic. However, Radioactive is still worthy of a watch for Pike’s performance and learning more about Curies’ achievements, if nothing else. I recommend experimenting with it sooner rather than later.

PG Score: 7/10

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