Based on 21 Critics
  • It's a vivid way to contextualize Hypatia's astronomical musings, but it's kind of out there, too. show more

  • It is a pleasure to see Weisz's scenes of scientific inquiry, which capture the passion of research and discovery without artifice or pretension. That the scientist is a woman makes it all the more engaging. show more

  • The film's bleak conclusion becomes unbearable in context: Hypatia's death also signals the end of women in positions of intellectual prominence and the beginning of a period known -- not coincidentally -- as the Dark Ages. show more

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